KATC, the E.W. Scripps Company ABC affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana is looking for a positive, proactive, creative, and highly engaged individual who will work supporting the news department in an Executive News Producer role. This position has overall responsibility for newscasts or local programs, including oversight on story selection, content, and production, ensuring that the station is competitive within the market.
A DAY IN THE LIFE:
Responsible for managing newscasts or local program content and showcasing across multiple platforms.
Collaborate with editors, producers and/or the assignment desk to select stories for coverage.
Oversee and edit the writing of content, including but not limited to teases and web headlines.
Develop and supervise effective workflow strategies and procedures for multiple programs.
Provide regular feedback on newscast with staff, both as a team and individually.
Supervise pre-production to ensure quality and ethical standards and coordination between control Room and design staff.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication or related field is preferred.
4-5 years journalism experience; 5 years previous news producing experience is preferred.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING:
Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.
Have working knowledge of federal, state and local laws impacting operations.
Ability to create tactics and strategies to increase demo performance in key target areas for multiple platforms.
Shares information with others in the interest of the team and department; as applicable, clearly explains technical concepts in a way that’s easy for others, including non-technical audiences, to understand.
Listens actively and confirms understanding rather than responding immediately.
Keeps managers and colleagues informed of progress of work and potential issues.
Facilitates communication across the organization, building bridges between parties with differing points of view.
Treats people with respect independent of status or differing opinions.
Captures others’ attention through engaging content and delivery.
Maintains calm and poise in fast paced and challenging situations.
Promotes an environment that embraces transparent communication; inspires others by personalizing strategic messages based on the audience.
Promotes an environment of collaboration across the organization.
Leverages internal and external communication networks to achieve goals.
KATC is composed of a diverse community of welcoming, mission-focused and energetic individuals that continue to grow professionally as we grow our company, with everyone rising to their full potential in every aspect of our business. “Give light” is not just a motto at Scripps – it is a mantra that guides our daily work. We believe in the power of journalism to change lives, to strengthen communities and to create a better-informed world.
We are a diverse community of welcoming, mission-focused, and lively people that continue to grow as we grow our company and rise to our full potential in every aspect of our business. We’re located just about halfway from New Orleans and Houston on Interstate 10. Music, food, and family are passions for Acadiana residents, tourists, and students who attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
We are committed to representing the audiences we serve. These are our neighbors, our friends and family. Our employees bring their whole selves to work – a diversity of backgrounds, ideas, opinions, life experiences and hobbies. We celebrate what makes us similar – like our passion for journalism — as much as we celebrate our differences. We welcome bright ideas and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit that will help us shape the future of our industry. Bring your passion and we will nourish your career with the tools to help you exceed your wildest career aspirations.
We are growing our footprint, reaching nearly 31 percent of U.S. households as one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners.
From community outreach to professional development, Scripps is a place where creativity has taken over and you will have the chance to write your own story.
We enable and encourage each individual to do their best work and reach their full potential through opportunity, development and openness to new ideas.
We are all about professional integrity. It is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.
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