Executive Producer - Morning News

Date Posted: 4/26/2017

Job Description

Join the #1 NBC affiliate group in the country! KING 5 TV, KONG TV, and king5.com are part of TEGNA. We are dedicated to providing first-class journalism that makes a difference in our community. Our reputation has been built on dedication to our mission both journalistically and in service to the community we live in – our people are passionately involved.

KING 5 in Seattle, Washington is seeking a cutting-edge Executive Producer to help lead a team of talented journalists. If you’re a competitive, creative, experienced Executive Producer, with a real grasp on what news viewers need and want – KING 5 wants you to join its award-winning team.


We describe our Morning EP like a Morning News Director, leading our 2 ½ hour KING Morning Show and our 2 hour KONG Morning Show

The Morning Executive Producer:

  • Manages a large staff of multi-skilled journalists, producers, writers, photographers, and the assignment desk.
  • Must focus on planning, which is a key strength in our daily and long term coverage
  • Coordinates live event coverage, breaking news, and long-term projects.
  • Should thrive on being creative with our new studio, integrating the Surface Hub, touch screen technology, the steady cam, and creative graphics.
  • Consistently integrates social media audience engagement in the shows and user generated content.
  • Works closely with news management and marketing to promote the morning news and coordinate topical production.
  • Must have the vision to evolve the morning news mission with a competitive edge to grow the audience.
  • Participates in daily post-mortem meetings for KING & KONG which involves critiquing that day’s shows.
  • Coordinates regularly with the News Director on short and long-term strategies.
  • Collaborates with other TEGNA managers on morning show projects.

Job Requirements


  • College degree with minimum five years’ previous news management experience preferred.
  • Must be a great communicator and a strong leader.
  • Excellent organizational, decision making, and problem solving skills.
  • Must possess solid news judgment and be able to work calmly under deadline pressures.
  • ENPS, Axis graphics, and Vertigo experience is desired.

To be considered a candidate for an opening at KING, you must complete the online application found on: https://www.king5.com/about/ and attach your resume and cover letter. Paper resumes or any electronic information received that does not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool.

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and G/O Digital, a customized local digital marketing company. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Job Snapshot

About Us

We invite you to join KING 5, The Home Team - the number one station in the Northwest and the number one NBC affiliate in the country.  KING 5 first broadcast more than 60 years ago and includes the independent station KONG TV.  We are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing over 14 hours of local news and programming every day.  Local programming includes Emmy wining shows “Evening” and “New Day Northwest.”  

KING 5’s progressive and innovative heritage began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks.  Her values inspire us today – we believe in quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our viewers.

When you join KING 5 and its properties, you join a team passionate about these strong values:  Community, Integrity, Innovation, and Commitment. We look for people with creative and entrepreneurial skills who also share our core beliefs.  We embrace new ideas and new technologies and are passionate about re-inventing news for the digital age.