Executive Producer of Television
WGBH News is searching for a creative, dynamic news leader who wants to demonstrate the results of his/ her years of television production experience to be their next Executive Producer (EP) of Television for local news, reporting to the News Director. WGBH News is a multi-media news outlet that broadcasts on radio, TV, and web, that strives to provide unique perspective on issues and events of significance to the communities in and around Boston. The EP of Television will be an experienced television producer who can manage all facets of the daily production of Greater Boston, the weekly show Beat the Press and oversee the production of Open Studio and Basic Black. This person will be responsible for the development, conceptualization, editorial direction, and day-to-day production management in consultation with the News Director and the Hosts of the shows. The EP will strive to achieve new and innovative ways to improve the shows and increase the visibility and impact in the community. The EP of Television must be a leader with a vision for rethinking local news. Someone who possesses the ability to dig deeper, go beyond the headlines, contextualize the information and turn that into great television. The Executive Producer will set the editorial and production standards and provide leadership in the newsroom. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing a large staff, developing talent and coordinating closely with other departments. They must be both a leader and a team-member, someone who has a long-term vision as well the ability to roll up his/her sleeves and dive into the day-to-day production of a show. This person must be a good communicator with excellent writing skills and years of experience in all aspects of video production. In addition to handling the workflow of a daily news program, we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about building the next generation of news delivery in a multi-platform newsroom and who can help develop and execute new video projects both for broadcast and digital. A strong understanding of digital and social media, and how to tell stories that leverage TV, Digital and Radio is a must.
At least 7 years of newsroom experience and producing / line producing a television newscast or news magazine experience are required. Experience in managing personnel is required. Candidates must have strong editorial judgment, proven leadership skills, exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational and supervisory skills are critical, as well as the ability to create an environment that fosters team work.
WGBH is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates. Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates. For consideration, please visit the full job posting and apply online.