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Company: Gray Television
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

About Gray Television:

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.

About WWSB:

Live, work and play in a very unique media market that so many vacationers call a top destination. WWSB-TV is the ABC Television station serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties on the Suncoast of Southwest Florida. Beautiful, postcard worthy views are bountiful, and so are the opportunities to enjoy the Florida lifestyle. Yes, the beaches are minutes away. So are some of the top attractions in Tampa Bay, Orlando and South Florida. You're a quick ride from some of the most popular theme parks and cruise ports. While visitors come and go, our station and our newsroom are committed to serving the thousands upon thousands of people who call the Suncoast, home. You'll find a special emphasis on covering news with a hyperlocal focus, while embracing the best practices found in some of the region's top markets.

Job Summary/Description:

Lead, Grow and Inspire our team to strive for excellence while developing your skills as a first-time manager. WWSB-TV, the ABC Affiliate in Sarasota, is seeking its next Executive Producer. This is an opportunity for a confident & proficient producer to get on the management track, gaining vital experience to someday grow into an Assistant News Director or Managing Editor role.

This newsroom leader thrives on urgency, commits to a digital first newsroom philosophy, and shares our newsroom vision of aggressive showcasing, studio storytelling and growth through team partnership. It is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced producer ready to roll up his or her sleeves and take that next step into newsroom management!

Our Executive Producers spend their workdays focused on Quality Control, Show Wizardry and Content & Segment Planning. Our team is bolstered by top performers who are hungry for leadership, so there's no phoning it in. Our Executive Producers are considered "Best Practices Producers"; they train new producers and produce newscasts from time to time. The Executive Producer helps the team commit to lead stories and see the possible with available resources. Expect to bring breaking news to life on all platforms, as "happening now" newscasts centered on unique, local content are valued in our newsroom.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but may not be limited to):

---Manage daypart team and grow weekday & weekend broadcasts
---Review news scripts for accuracy, legal issues and proper grammar/spelling
---Evaluate and elevate rundowns for maximum showcase opportunities using producer toolbox
---Develop and maintain plans for daily and future content generation
---Work with newscast and web producers to enhance storytelling techniques
---Train new producers and associate producers
---Ensure accuracy and urgency by leveraging ticker, lower thirds & full-screens
---Maintain produce schedules and produce newscasts as necessary
---Oversee & Produce newscast replacement specials as needed
---Collaborate with other managers to evolve SOPs, plan, and create accountability for newsroom targets
---Attend station-sponsored events


---2-3 years' experience line producing in a commercial television newsroom
---Reel should demonstrate a consistent understanding of showcase producing
---Collaborative, Empathetic, training-centered approach necessary
---Knowledge of ENPG, Edius, VizRT & Ross Overdrive.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on"apply now", upload your resume, cover letter and references (include demo reel of work)

(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through theGray-TV UltiPro employee portal)

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

Additional Info:

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.

As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

Keywords: Gray Television, Sarasota , EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER - WWSB, Other , Sarasota, Florida

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