Location: Houston, TX
Contact Name: Heather TenBarge
KIAH, a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for an Executive Producer to work in our Houston location.
The Executive Producer must be a proven newsroom leader looking to play a major role in one of the country’s most innovative news operation. This role will excel under tight deadlines and bring bold, creative ideas for developing newscasts with rating success.
Overall responsibility for all nightly NewsFix newscasts, including oversight on story selection, content, and production
Work with managers and team members to create innovative news content; able to think differently and critically
Collaborate with MMJ’s, Editors, Producers, and the assignment desk to select stories for coverage
Write, edit and produce as needed
Develop and supervise effective workflow strategies and procedures for multiple programs
Effectively supervise all MMJ’s, Producers and Writers
Provide regular feedback on newscasts with staff, both as a team and individually
Perform other duties as assigned and support all news department and station initiatives
Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required
5 years previous news producing experience
Supervisory experience highly preferred. Must be able to effectively manage a large staff
Demonstrated ability to track and select trending news stories and effectively execute
Strong editorial and organizational skills
Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced deadline oriented environment
Strong knowledge of digital, social media and emerging platforms/technology
Excellent management, verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approximately 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 32% interest in CareerBuilder, LLC and a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.
KIAH is an equal opportunity employer.