Executive News Producer- 10801

  • Full Time
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WLTX-TV in Columbia, SC is seeking an experienced journalist to work as Executive Producer in our room.

In this position, you will work with the on-air, producing, production, and digital teams to drive the gathering, creation, presentation and distribution of engaging, compelling content across all broadcast and digital platforms. This leader will work closely with the News Director and other newsroom management to continue to grow the station's ratings, brand, and create content with an audience-focused, inclusive journalism strategy.

Our ideal candidate has strong news judgment, thrives during breaking news, utilizes analytics, social listening, research, and at least 8 years of news producing/newsroom leadership experience to help make sound editorial decisions for the newsroom.


*Coordinates and oversees daily newsgathering efforts at night.

* Oversees early evening and late night newscasts.

*Assigns daily stories and projects to reporters, anchors, photographers, and digital team and monitors the progress of story development throughout the evening.

*Focuses on accuracy and strong writing in our scripts, copy editing and closely working with reporters and producers to create accurate, informative, and engaging content.

*Works with management team to approve all on air scripts prior to news broadcasts.

*Aggressively covers breaking news for?all platforms.

*Champions story planning and works with entire team to produce?engaging storytelling through strong writing, visuals, use of sound, graphics, and other production techniques.

*Boldly participates in the newsroom editorial meetings to make editorial decisions.

*Works with editorial team on developing best practices and innovating our newscasts.

*Collaborates with news team on potential story ideas and planning for both on-air and digital coverage.



*Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or equivalent experience

*Must have a strong working knowledge of all aspects of newscast production, AP style broadcast writing, and journalistic standards.

* At least 8 years producing and showcasing?content?in a newsroom environment

*Excellent copyediting skills

*A desire and demonstrated ability to lead other journalists

*Strong organizational, motivational, and communication skills

*Ability to work and be on call nights and weekends

*Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and champion change

Work Environment: Office

Physical Demands: Sedentary work

Travel: Rarely: less than 10%

Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment

Physical Demands Set: Sedentary work: Involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.


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