Morning Executive Producer

Full-time Position, Available on: 2024-07-01

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 morning 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. You are a leader who can develop multi-platform content that succeeds on-air, on mobile, and on social media. 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 can juggle both the “right now” news while also planning enterprise morning coverage days and weeks in advance. The Executive Producer will work on recruiting producers and work closely with the News Director to implement winning strategies. 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. You must also be a coach and leader with the communications skills to make those you supervise better. You will report to the News Director.

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 morning newscasts
Oversight of the use of all our graphics resources to enhance our presentation
Coaching producers, reporters, photojournalists, and assignment editors
Research, pitch, and gather enterprise news stories
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)
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
Requirements:

3 years of producing experience
Demonstrated experience in writing and be able to think visually
Have a strong sense of audience desires
Possess outstanding communication skills
Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously
Can 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
Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Benefits

Hearst’s benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

Medical | Dental | Vision
401(k) matching
Emotional Wellness Support
Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
LGBTQ+ Health Services
Additional benefits to meet your and your family’s needs

Company: WGAL

1300 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact: Human Resources
htv.careers@hearst.com
(212) 887-6800