Executive News Producer (Morning)

WOIO Channel 19 – Cleveland

Posted on: August 9, 2023
Apply by: November 8, 2023

Job Description

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.

WOIO-19 and WUAB-TV are the CBS and CW Affiliates in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as WTCL/WOHZ, the only Telemundo stations in the Cleveland DMA. We produce 69.5 hours of live, local news, weather and sports every week and deliver content on a 24/7 basis on our digital platforms on WOIO and 5+ hours of news on WTCL/WOHZ.

Job Summary/Description:
WOIO 19 News is looking for a Morning Executive Producer. We seek a creative leader to build hard-hitting and memorable broadcasts for the 430am to 7am, 7am to 9am and 11am to Noon news blocks. The ideal candidate will be a news junkie, full of creativity and with strong leadership skills. The successful candidate must know how to create great newscasts that are both “fast and friendly”, while also meeting the highest standards of journalism.

Lead newsroom operation during the highly competitive morning daypart. Supervise overall production, writing and on-air direction of newscasts during your shift. Administer directives of the News Director and Assistant News Director and implement news department policy through individual broadcasts. Assist in hiring, scheduling and evaluating producers and on-air talent. Occasional special project producing. Occasional out-of-town assignments, which may include field producing.

Please note – the primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the information listed above

A management position requiring 3-5 years of news line producing and previous news management. Excellent people skills and news judgment. Able to make multiple decisions under intense pressure. Must be knowledgeable about and be able to demonstrate contemporary production skills, with a vision for creative storytelling. May be called upon to produce newscasts during vacation periods. Knowledge and understanding of libel and privacy law is required. Ability to work well under pressure and well with a diverse group of people. Must be able to handle a wide variety of variables.

How to Apply

Qualified, interested applicants may 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. **No Phone Calls Please**

(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

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.

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