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Executive Producer
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Executive Producer

• Expert Level
Skills: Producers

Summary

The Executive Producer, Programs will be responsible for showrunning a nightly, in-depth, context-driven show on a 24/7 news network.

Category Producers 
Location Greater Chicago Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

The selected candidate will oversee the stacking of editorial content, selecting expert guests, copyediting, greenlighting pitches and final script/package approval. The Executive Producer will also be responsible for reacting to breaking news. The ideal candidate must be creative, editorially mature and possess a superior knowledge and understanding of national and international news and the domestic audience. This role reports directly to Director, Programs.
 
What you'll do:
  • Communicates the creative and editorial vision and guides the producers in construction of the shows in I-News
  • Proposes new program concepts and provides compelling and upscale storytelling
  • Serves as point person for decision-making as stories develop and makes well-researched judgment calls on information that needs to be reported
  • Approves and enhances the rundown and meets regularly with teams to post-mortem
  • Actively leads in daily editorial meetings, deciding the news stories of interest to our viewers
  • Leads the post-production process to ensure the highest quality of presentation
  • Implements network plans and sets the tone for teams on daily direction of the network
  • This role reports directly to Director, Programs
  • Communicates effectively with anchors, assignment editors, segment producers, writers, reporters, associate producers, video editors, videographers and managers regarding story development, show production and breaking news
What you'll bring:
  • 10+ years of editorial experience plus 4+ years in a leadership/showrunning role at either a major market, cable, or network
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Proven experience managing on-air talent
  • Able to travel
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high-pressure news environment
  • Knowledge of I-News
  • Experience in editorial, operational, and managerial strategy
  • Must have experience in programming for a social and digital audience
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Willingness to travel with short notice and on weekends and holidays
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including overnights, weekends, holidays and/or last-minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 news operation
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Desired Characteristics:
  • Ability to enterprise ideas and work well independently
  • Excellent writing and researching skills
  • Strong editorial judgment and understanding of journalistic ethics
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Field production work and experience
  • Proven interpersonal skills combined with a clear sense of how to tell a visually compelling story
  • Creative, critical, and strategic thinker
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, proactive and agile
  • Team player, nurturing mentor, confident leader in the newsroom and in the control room, cooperative and energetic, fosters relationships and manages high-level talent   

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening, Overnight
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