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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: The executive producer is responsible for the overall look and editorial content of all newscasts, which includes working with Media Control Center personnel responsible for putting those newscasts on the air. And this person is also responsible for producing special projects and special assignments from time to time and also to fill in to “line” produce newscasts in the absence of a regular “line” producer. This person also assists in the evaluation of news employees each year and assists the news director in reviewing, interviewing and hiring news department personnel.

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

• Enhance and support content with graphics, video and station branding

• Review content for multiple platforms

• Supervise pre-production to ensure quality and ethical standards and coordination between Media Control Center and design staff

• Supervise the writing of content

• Manage performance for assigned direct reports

• Post content to station’s web sites

• 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


• 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.

Interested, qualified applicants may 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 that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro employee portal)

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

Additional Info: 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 prior by the first workday.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 7/28/2023

Closing Date: 10/26/2023

City: Omaha – 68131

State: Nebraska

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