Executive Producer

Date Posted: 6/23/2017

Job Description

KGW Media Group in Portland, Oregon is seeking a cutting-edge Executive Producer to help lead a team of talented Journalists. KGW is a ratings leader in the Portland market and has been named the 2016 Television Station of the Year by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters (OAB). The prestigious award recognizes outstanding journalism and public service throughout the entire year. The OAB has honored KGW with the title for 13 of the last 14 years. If you’re a competitive, cutting-edge, experienced Executive Producer with a real grasp on what news viewers need and want then KGW wants you to join its award-winning team.

KGW is looking for someone who is:

  • Creative
  • Active on social media
  • Passionate about owning breaking news and weather
  • Strong news writer who loves to craft copy
  • Multi-tasker
  • Great team player
  • Able to engage on a variety of digital platforms and inspire others

To be successful at KGW, you should have: a strong understanding and demonstrated proficiency in TV newscast production; a deep understanding of how to connect content to audiences; the ability to work collaboratively with teams in the creative process of brainstorming, developing, launching and sustaining quality programs; a passion and appreciation of all genres of television -- news, dramas, comedies, reality and entertainment; and proficiency in using social media. KGW puts a premium on personal integrity, teamwork, accountability, problem solving, a strong work ethic and winning. 


  • Oversees our multi-platform news coverage for assigned newscasts
  • Manages a quality staff of reporters, producers, writers, photographers, and the assignment desk
  • Plans and coordinates live event coverage, breaking news, studio and HD production
  • Engages the audience through social media and creates synergy through cross promotion from our website, the early news, and noon news
  • Works closely with news management and marketing to promote the newscasts

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Film, Fine Arts or equivalent
  • Prior experience as an Executive Producer
  • Strong leadership, writing and organizational skills
  • An understanding of audience flow and meter strategy is needed
  • Desktop video editing and graphics production skills using server-based digital video systems are required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using social media for news gathering, crowd sourcing, and interaction with viewers and sources
  • Knowledge of Portland and Oregon is helpful in this position but not required

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

We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, veteran status, or genetic information.

About us:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., 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 (including those serviced by TEGNA) 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 other powerful brands such as G/O Digital and Sightline Media Group. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com .


Job Snapshot

About Us

Come join KGW, the NBC affiliate in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Be part of a team that’s dedicated to serving and making a difference in our community. KGW hires dynamic and talented journalists, digital media experts, marketing masterminds, and customer-focused sales executives.

KGW produces 7 hours of local news and programming every weekday. The station also maintains an award-winning website dedicated to providing unique and in-depth reporting on issues that most affect our community. All of this content is easily accessed through our multiple digital apps. Wherever people need news and information, KGW is there.

When you join our company, you join an organization based on strong values: community, integrity, innovation, and teamwork. KGW offers a competitive benefits program that includes medical, dental and vision benefits for you, your spouse or partner and your dependents as well as life insurance, a 401(k) Savings Plan, and more.
With nearly 60 years in the Portland market, come join the most respected TV station in Oregon!