Executive Producer, Programs

Newsy (Chicago, Illinois)

Posted 2 weeks ago

Come join a dynamic new national media powerhouse focused on the over-the-air TV consumer. The Scripps Networks (a growing portfolio of entertainment and news networks) provides absorbing entertainment and objective, intelligent news as we use our own distribution platforms to serve this unduplicated national audience. We meet the audience where it is with the programs it wants.

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

About Newsy
Newsy is the leading cross-platform television news network that provides straightforward, opinion-free news to inform and engage by delivering the top stories across every platform. Its content is available over-the-air and on connected TV platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast as well as over-the-top services including YouTube TV, Sling TV, Pluto TV, Xumo, Samsung TV+ and Vizio WatchFree. Newsy also is available via its mobile apps and at newsy.com. Newsy is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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SCRIPPS’ COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.

ABOUT SCRIPPS:
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of 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.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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