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Sinclair Broadcast Group Executive Producer in Schenectady, New York

WRGB/WCWN has an immediate opening for an Evening Executive Producer to oversee the development and training of producers and newsroom staff for the CBS6 evening and nightly newscasts. The ideal candidate must have the ability to produce newscasts and be someone who can lead and teach. Creativity, strong news judgment, superb writing skills and excellent showcasing and production skills are a must. You will work closely with producers and reporters on daily story selection and coverage. As a newsroom leader, the expectation is that the Executive Producer will lead by example.

Some additional responsibilities of our Executive Producer will include

  • Oversee evening newscasts, including our flagship 7 p.m. to ensure we are serving our local communities through story-driven distinctive storytelling designed to alert, protect, and empower our audiences on multiple platforms

  • Supervise producers and reporters, review scripts, and provide feedback to encourage powerful storytelling

  • Integrate social media, polling, and real-time reporting into the evening newscasts

  • Manage newsroom and handle breaking news situations to empower and grow our audiences

  • Collaborate with news director and other station managers to create special segments

  • Planning and overseeing continuity into upcoming newscasts

  • Responsible for making sure the overall visual, pacing, and factual content of the newscasts are in line with the vision of the news director and the assistant news director.

  • Responsible for making sure staff are able to get to the scene in the event of breaking news and will have the authority to cut in to regular programming if warranted.

  • Oversee and approve shift time cards as well as staffing.

  • Help guide the news staff and develop them.

What skills do you need to be successful in our role?

  • Proven track record of creating compelling and engaging stories across multiple platforms

  • Ability to preform well under pressure, experience managing breaking news and meeting strict deadlines

  • Ability to identity problems and provide solutions

  • A strong commitment to journalistic standards and ethics

  • Extraordinary people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating

  • Strong understanding of how to drive digital traffic

  • Minimum of 2 years experience producing in a television news environment or equivalent

  • A college degree in Journalism or a related field is preferred

  • Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives

The base salary compensation range for this role is $50,000 to $60,000. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates’ relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, vacation time, personal time, parental leave and employee stock purchase plan.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

The base salary compensation range for this role is $55,000 to $65,000. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates’ relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, vacation time, personal time, parental leave and employee stock purchase plan.

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair, Inc., a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! Sinclair has consistently led the broadcast industry since inception. Sinclair owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets affiliated with all the major broadcast networks; owns Tennis Channel and multicast networks Comet, CHARGE!, TBD and The Nest; and owns and provides services to 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair's content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and the nation's largest streaming aggregator of local news content, NewsON. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

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