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Executive Producer – WOWT TV, Omaha

About Gray Television: Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WOWT: WOWT is a modern facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and with our leading broadcast news, we provide award-winning local news coverage, dedicated community service, and effective marketing solutions for area businesses. Omaha is one of the most progressive cities in the Midwest with a strong market supported by several national industries. The Omaha area boasts an array of top attractions that can’t be matched, from the World Famous Henry Doorly Zoo to the NCAA Men’s College World Series. Omaha is popular for our downtown which is home to a revitalized riverfront and the Historic Old Market.

Job Summary/Description: WOWT is seeking an Executive Producer to take the reins of our evening broadcasts. The ideal candidate will ensure our newscasts stay on brand, observe the highest journalistic standards, and help make our content memorable. The EP is responsible for the overall look and editorial content of all newscasts. This person may also be responsible for producing special projects and special assignments from time to time. They will assist with online newscasts and may also be required to fill in to “line” produce newscasts.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

• Coordinate newscast content and presentation across multiple platforms

• Supervise, guide, and teach producers, and on-air talent

• Review content for multiple platforms

• Supervise pre-production to ensure quality and ethical standards

• Post content to the station’s websites

• Produce online newscasts

• Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics, and libel laws

• Create tactics and strategies to increase demo performance in key target areas for multiple platforms

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Must have a keen sense of logistics and the ability to work successfully in challenging situations, strong leadership skills, and news judgment.

• 3 years experience as a Producer in a larger market or 2 years experience as an Executive Producer in a small size market.

• Newsroom-deadline-driven and fast-paced.

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WOWT-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 4/29/2024

Closing Date: 7/28/2024

City: Omaha – 68131

State: Nebraska

Apply Online URL: https://gray.tv/careers