WXYZ 7 Action News in Detroit is looking for an experienced, aggressive, innovative Executive Producer to lead a skilled team of journalists in covering one of America's great news markets. WXYZ and sister station WMYD air 9.5 hours of local television news each weekday, and we produce content 24/7 on digital web, mobile and social channels as well. We have the experienced, locally-connected staff and the resources to win on all platforms. Our team wins awards for our journalism and our community outreach.
WXYZ is one of the oldest TV stations in the country, with deep roots and connections to Detroit and all of southeast Michigan. We serve our community through our Community Action Team and our Call for Action consumer team. We also produce Detroit2020, which is our initiative to unify and inspire change, and make Detroit a better place to live, work, and raise families. And as part of downtown Detroit's resurgence and our commitment to our city, we've opened a brand-new downtown streetside studio.
WXYZ is proudly owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, one of America's largest and most innovative local media companies, with TV stations in 24 U.S. markets and a rapidly-growing portfolio of digital businesses. You can grow your leadership and your career at Scripps.
The Executive Producer has overall responsibility for newscasts, including oversight on story selection, content, and production, ensuring that the station is competitive within the market.
Responsible for managing newscast content and showcasing across multiple platforms
Collaborate with Editors, Producers and the assignment desk to select stories for coverage
Oversee and edit the writing of content, including but not limited to teases and web headlines
Develop and supervise effective workflow strategies and procedures for multiple programs
Provide regular feedback on newscast with staff, both as a team and individually
Supervise pre-production to ensure quality and ethical standards and coordination between Control Room and design staff
Education & Experience/Certifications
- Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field preferred
- 8-10 years journalismexperience; 5 years previous new producing experiencepreferred
Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
- Ability to create tactics and strategies to increase demo performance in key target areas for multiple platforms
- Have working knowledge of federal, state and local laws impacting operations
The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digitaljournalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including "The List" and "The Now," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation's largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."