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Executive Producer
Company: HEARST
Location: New Orleans, LA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 01/19/2021
Expire Date: 03/26/2021
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Computers, Software, Engineering, Information Technology, Retail/Wholesale, Sales, Executive Management, Research & Development
Job Description
Executive Producer

WDSU is looking for an Executive Producer who can
oversee fast-paced newscasts in an even faster –paced news market.  We need a driven, organized leader who can
articulate a vision for their shows and lead a team towards the vision. The
right candidate will be a leader who can develop multi-platform content that
succeeds on air, on mobile, and on social media.  Responsibilities include the ability to
manage, coach, and motivate a team of producers, reporters, anchors, and photojournalists
who are committed to excellence. The Executive Producer is responsible for the
overall content of assigned newscasts, manages all aspects of breaking news,
and social engagement. The right candidate must be a pro when it comes to
effective communication and decision making under daily deadline pressure. You
must have proven ability in making decisions based on strong ethics, a solid
producing background, and a desire to win. You must be able to research, pitch,
and gather enterprise news stories, as well. The Executive Producer will work
on recruiting producers and work closely with the News Director to implement
winning strategies for each newscast. The ideal candidate can handle Breaking
News when it comes and, when it doesn't, can still oversee a compelling product
that delivers interesting and relevant content to our viewers. Overseeing the
product is only one facet of the job. You must also be a coach and a leader
with the communications skills to make those you supervise better.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversight
    of the preparation of a rundown and scripts for the newscasts

  • Oversight
    of the use of all our graphics resources to enhance our presentation

  • Coaching
    producers, reporters, and photojournalists

  • Responding
    to breaking news

  • Oversight
    of digital response to breaking news and social media engagement

  • Writing
    compelling news stories in active voice

  • Meeting

  • News

  • Boothing
    newscasts when needed

  • Posting
    stories and video on website and on mobile

  • Leading
    editorial meetings and pitching enterprise stories in editorial meetings

  • Must
    perform administrative duties including scheduling, performance reviews,
    training and providing critical feedback.

  • Communicating
    effectively with news staff, promotions, and production/engineering


  • Minimum
    of three years producing experience.

  • Should
    have demonstrated experience in writing and be able to think


  • Have
    a strong sense of audience desires  
  • Possess
    outstanding communication skills.

  • Ability
    to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities

  • An
    ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components

  • Creative
    presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements

  • Unwavering
    journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Use of Adobe Premier
    editing system is a plus


  • College
    degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news or related field.

  • Military
    training and experience will be considered.
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