Meredith Corporation has an immediate opening for an Executive Producer for its Investigative Unit. The successful candidate needs the passion to uncover stories, needs to be a proactive self-starter, managing large numbers of ongoing projects with little supervision – while seeking to create new ones. The position requires a high-level understanding of TV strategy and tactics, including visual storytelling, graphics, teases, and promotional opportunities. The EP-I will lead the team in generating a large quantity of high quality investigative stories; creating and managing sweeps calendars and franchise stories; producing one-time specials; and contributing to daily newscasts as needs arise.
Minimum Qualifications: (All must be met to be considered.)
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, Communications or equivalent training and/or experience.
Experience: Minimum seven years’ experience as an executive producer, producer, reporter, or equivalent in daily news operation. Experience with investigative reporting and producing.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong journalistic and writing skills.
Advanced understanding of libel law.
Strong production and television presentation accomplishments.
WGCL-TV is a CBS affiliate in the # 7 television market in the United States. The station delivers over 32 hours of weekly news product. WGCL-TV & WPCH TV are owned and operated by the Meredith Local Media Group. Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com), a leading media company for nearly 120 years, produces service journalism that engages audiences with essential, inspiring, and trusted content. Meredith reaches more than 190 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including nearly 95 percent of all U.S. women, across media platforms including digital, video, print, and broadcast television. Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching more than 10 percent of U.S. households. Meredith’s portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation’s Top 25 – including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis, and Portland – and 14 in Top 60 markets. Meredith’s stations produce approximately 745 hours of local news and entertainment content each week and operate leading local digital destinations.