Executive News Producer


WGNO-TV, the Nexstar station In New Orleans, is looking for a hands-on, aggressive, innovative, creative, and dynamic Executive Producer.  We are home to Mardi Gras, The Final Four in 2022, The Super Bowl in 2025, College Football Playoffs, Jazz Fest, and dozens of other high-profile events.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record as a newscast producer who desires to coach and mentor our producing staff to their fullest potential.

The EP will help craft the station’s daily content and work with the assignment desk, our crews in the field, and producing staff. They will work closely with the News Director, another Executive Producer, Chief Photographer, as well as the Digital EP to set and uphold the high standards for how WGNO News content is produced and executed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Overseeing producing and writing of evening newscasts, including oversight on story selection, content, and production
Work with management and evening news team to create innovative AND CREATIVE news content across all platforms in an audience-first environment; ability to think differently and critically
Manage newsroom, contribute to the editorial process, and make solid decisions in breaking news situations
Lead a team that produces urgent newscasts in a fast-paced work environment
Coach and train a team of Producers; support a positive work culture
Collaborate with Newscast Producers, Crews, Digital Producers, Editors, and the Assignment Desk to select and cover stories
Strong news judgement and working knowledge of current events and community issues
Produce and write as needed
Provide regular feedback and coaching on newscast with staff, both as a team and individually
Perform other duties as assigned
Rotate as weekend on-call manager
Coordinate schedules with News Director and other news department managers


5 years of news producing experience PREFERRED
Supervisory experience preferred

Requirements & Skills:

Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required
Must be able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production, and engineering staff
Demonstrated ability to track and select trending news stories
Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations
Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Work Environment:

Deadline driven environment can be stressful.  Must be willing and able to work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays and be on call as needed.

To apply for this job please visit nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com.