Executive Producer
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 7/9/2020

Job Description

We at KING 5 are looking for an Executive Producer who can lead producers to create engaging newscasts that live up to our “Stand for Truth” brand. As the first television station in the Pacific Northwest with a storied legacy of serving our community, we believe in Fourth Estate accountability reporting. We want our newscasts to focus on context along with the most relevant stories and breaking news. If you can showcase substantive content in a dynamic and distinctive way, we want you on our team. We produce 11 hours of live news every weekday on the KING and KONG duopoly. The successful candidate will have both management and line-producing experience in a fast-paced newsroom. This position reports to the News Director and has direct reports, is full time, salaried exempt and non-union. 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee newscasts to make sure we are living up to our Stand for Truth promise to our community
  • Encourage innovation and smart risk-taking
  • Regularly critique newscasts with staff both as a team and with individual producers
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for direct reports
  • Handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Work with the digital desk to identify and assign content for each platform
  • Edit and approve scripts
  • Perform other tasks as required by the News Director or Assistant News Director

Job Requirements

  • 5+ years newsroom leadership experience preferred as an Executive Producer, Assistant News Director or News Director
  • Strong understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius, photojournalism, editing, and content management systems a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time-sensitive deadlines
  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related a plus ​

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. 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 - one of the most iconic media organizations in the country. KING 5's first broadcast happened more than 70 years ago! Today we are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing more than 12 hours of local news and programming each day across two television stations, KING 5 and KONG, as well as content for king5.com and the mobile app. At KING 5, we are fierce defenders of fact, curious, and always aiming to provide context. We are real people telling real stories. We do things differently and push to break new ground daily. We care about our community because we live here too. Most importantly, WE STAND FOR TRUTH.
KING 5's progressive and innovative reputation began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks. Her values inspire us today - quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our audiences.
When you join KING 5 Media Group, you join a team passionate about these strong values: we are Truth Seekers, we are Real, we are Unique, we are Trailblazers, and we are Here in our community. 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 across platforms.