Executive Producer

Full-time Position, Available on: 2022-08-04

WGAL TV, the NBC affiliate of Hearst Television located in the Lancaster-Lebanon-Harrisburg-York, PA market is looking for an Nightside 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 reporters, anchors, photojournalists, and a producer 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 10pm & 11pm newscasts
Oversight of the use of all our graphics resources to enhance our presentation
Coaching producers, reporters, anchors 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 deadlines
News gathering
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
In-person attendance is required

Experience Requirements:

Minimum of three years 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
Use of Adobe Premier editing system is a plus


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

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Company: WGAL

1300 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603, US

Contact: Human Resources
(212) 887-6836