Executive Producer- REQ-29997

  • DC News Now - WDCW/WDVM
  • Mar 01, 2024
Full time Media

Job Description

Nexstar Media Inc. has an immediate opening for a Morning Executive Producer who wants to be part of a leadership team that delivers news content for its duopoly in Washington, DC Market #7. 

The Executive Producer will work with newsroom leadership to deliver newscasts that reflect the brand promise of DC News Now both on-air and and on our digital assets in the market. The successful candidate must have experience leading and sustaining continuous breaking news coverage, and is passionate about the weather.

The successful candidate knows how to recruit, hire and grow terrific producing talent. This is an opportunity to make a huge mark in the country’s largest television broadcast group and get noticed in a top-10 news market. The Executive Producer should be an expert at showcasing the big story, producing-up the newscast and an excellent tease writer. 

Strong interpersonal skills and a knack for coaching will make the successful candidate stand apart. 

Washington, DC is the center of the nation’s politics, but the market has so much more than that. Both inside and outside the beltway, residents can find an amazing food scene (DC boasts more than 20 restaurants receiving Michelin stars in 2021 alone), and a professional sports scene with basketball, baseball, football, hockey, and soccer. There are boundless National Parks, trails, and the region has distinguished itself by embracing alternative modes of transportation like e-bikes and e-scooters. 

The Executive Producer supervises news content across all media platforms and is capable of line producing if needed.

  • Responsible for evaluating stories; organizing them into a cohesive sequence within a newscast or digital content for the web
  • Responsible for executing continuing coverage in breaking news situations
  • Ensures newscasts are highly produced, teases are strong, and content matches the newscast and station brand, adhering to research priorities
  • Define strategic direction for content coverage to meet business and financial objectives
  • Manage the morning team, contribute to the editorial process and make solid decisions in breaking news situations
  • Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all media devices
  • Provide timely feedback for producers and associate producers and coach them to become future leaders
  • Assist in identifying, recruiting and coaching high potential producers and future news managers
  • Provide support for special projects and special programming outside of regularly scheduled newscasts

Requirements & Skills:

  •  Bachelor's Degree in Communications, TV/film or the equivalent
  • At least 5 years’ experience in television or radio broadcast/production
  • Must be able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staff
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills
  • Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations
  • Utilize state-of-the-art television technology


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