Dayside Executive Producer

Full-time Position, Available on: 2023-07-21

WGAL TV, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in the Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA market, is looking for an Executive Producer who can oversee fast-paced newscasts in a rapidly growing news market. We need a driven, organized leader who can articulate a vision for our shows and lead a team toward that 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 look and feel of assigned newscasts, management of 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 a proven ability to make 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. 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 has an aggressive approach to 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 leader with the communications skills to make those you supervise better.

Job Responsibilities

Work with newsroom managers and colleagues to craft and carry out successful news strategies rooted in research and experience
Oversight of the preparation of a rundown and scripts for the early evening newscasts
Oversight of the use of all our graphics resources to enhance our presentation
Coaching producers, reporters, photojournalists, and assignment editors
Responding to breaking news
Oversight of digital response to breaking news and social media engagement
Writing compelling news stories in active voice
Meeting deadlines
News gathering
Boothing and producing newscasts when needed
Posting stories and videos on all web platforms (website, social media, etc)
Leading editorial meetings and pitching enterprise stories
Must perform administrative duties including scheduling, performance reviews, training and providing critical feedback.
Communicating effectively with news staff, promotions, and production/engineering
In-person attendance is required
Experience Requirements:

Minimum three years of producing experience.
Should have demonstrated experience in writing and be able to think visually.
Qualifications Requirements:

Have a strong sense of audience desires
Possess outstanding communication skills.
Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously.
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

Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Company: WGAL-TV

1300 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603

Contact: Human Resources
(212) 887-6800