Executive News Producer

Company: Gray Television
Company Website
Location: Fairway, KS
Full Time

Job Summary/Description:
KCTV5 has an immediate opening for a Executive Producer. Candidates for this must display superior news judgment and strong editorial, promotional and communication skills. Candidate should also have a proven track record overseeing breaking news and severe weather coverage on all platforms and understand how to own a big story. Must have experience working closely with on air staff, production staff and department heads. Must engage in team building and implementing the News Director’s vision. Must be a flexible team player who can think on his/her feet and remain calm during high pressure situations. The Executive Producer should be able to focus on details while achieving big-picture goals. Must be able to supervise, coach and motivate staff in a positive manner.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):
• The Executive Producer is responsible for the content of KCTV morning newscasts and for the direct supervision of the producing and reporting staff. The Executive Producer is accountable for the work product of the producing and reporting staff.
• The Executive Producer shall prepare frequent and periodic reports to keep the News Director informed of activities and conditions.
• The Executive Producer is responsible for assigning the duties of the producing and reporting staff, including specific assignments.
• The Executive Producer shall help ensure that regular work schedules, activities, Company rules, regulations, procedures, policies, and general orders are carried out.
• The Executive Producer will have day-to-day producing duties.

• Proven track record of creating compelling and engaging stories across multiple platforms
• Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives
• Ability to perform well under pressure, experience managing breaking news and meeting strict deadlines
• Ability to identify problems and provide solutions
• A strong commitment to journalistic standards and ethics
• Extraordinary people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating
• Minimum of 3 years producing in a television news environment or equivalent.
• A college degree in Journalism or a related field is preferred

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 KCTV:
KCTV5 is the CBS affiliate serving the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Plus, here’s something unique. You would actually like coming to work—because people here love this station and love this city! It’s an energy and excitement that is fun and rejuvenating.

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 to or by the first workday.

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people 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 self-service portal)

KCTV/KSMO-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company