Executive Producer-13461

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




WTHR in Indianapolis is looking for an experienced, dynamic and energetic nightside executive producer.

This person must have impeccable news judgment, an eye for creativity and be adept at producing breaking news with impact. This leader will embrace our high-quality standard of news reporting, storytelling and investigative excellence while advancing our content across multiple platforms with urgency.

The ideal candidate is a proven, dependable leader who lives to motivate and inspire those around you. A great Executive Producer can adapt to change, meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. We are looking for a people person that knows how to lead a high-performing team with enthusiasm. A deep passion for local journalism and making an impact in the Indianapolis community is critical to success.


  • Oversee newscasts to make sure they align with the station’s brand and strategic plan
  • Coordinate with news managers on short-term and long-term planning & execution
  • Lead a team of producers, photojournalists, editors and on-air personalities on daily story selection, execution, writing, and showcasing,
  • Lead breaking news, big coverage and live coverage scenarios
  • Encourage innovation and smart risk-taking
  • Edit and approve scripts
  • Make informed editorial content decisions
  • Give regular feedback to producers and deliver annual performance reviews
  • Must have a vision and develop strategies to ensure ratings success
  • Occasionally produce newscasts




  • 5+ years experience producing, line producing, or Executive Producing in television news with at least 2 years in a top 50 market
  • Proven ability to be an idea-generator and innovator
  • Proven ability and experience leading and motivating a team of anchors, reporters, producers, and production staff
  • Ability to lead with empathy while managing and navigating multiple priorities, including breaking news environments
  • A spirit of collaboration across all people and verticals
  • Have a deep understanding of tenets of journalism, journalism ethics and broadcast law
  • Proven track record of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Strong understanding of and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius, editing and content management systems a plus
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to be in weekend on-call manager rotation
  • BA/BS college degree or related experience
  • 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.



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit http://www.TEGNA.com.


TEGNA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus.


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TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.


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