Position: Executive Producer- Currents News

Company: DeSales Media Group (News Group)

Reports to: Executive Director of News Content and Development

Status: Full-time

Overview:

Currents News is looking for an experienced, ambitious, and creative journalist who can jump into a fast-paced newsroom environment to be the executive producer of NET-TV’s flagship news program. Currents News covers secular and faith-based news for a Catholic audience in the New York market with plans to syndicate to a national audience. The ideal candidate is someone who is searching to step off the news merry-go-round of covering crime, accidents, and fires, and leap into the world of engaging, inspirational and in-depth story-telling. The EP will thrive in a multi-platform environment and execute the News Director’s vision. You will be in charge of managing the newsroom, supervise talent and producers, work with the assignment desk editor, and collaborate with managers from other platforms. You will participate in the editorial meetings, pitch stories, approve the rundown and scripts, and mentor a group of producers and reporters. You will supervise and monitor the recording of the newscast in the control room and booth live coverage of breaking news events. The Executive Producer will play an instrumental role in planning and executing the team’s operations to a new state-of-the-art building and studio in Brooklyn in the coming months.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the stacking of the rundown and ensure that scripts are well-written, accurate and updated throughout the day.
  • Work closely with the assignment desk editor to communicate story and information needs
  • Write vos, anchor leads, teases and topical promos.
  • Attend editorial meetings and pitch stories.
  • Hire and train and mentor producers and reporters, approve vacation requests, work with news coordinator to schedule freelancers, as needed.
  • Approve reporter packages.
  • Communicate with and direct reporters in the field.
  • Supervise the program in the control room, make editorial decisions.
  • Work with the EP of special projects to promote and run pieces within the newscast.

Background, Skills, Requirements:

  • Degree in journalism, broadcast news, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in a newsroom as a line producer or 2+ years as an executive producer
  • Exceptional news judgment and ability to visually tell stories
  • Manage, inspire, develop talent
  • Excellent broadcast writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong and proven ability to multitask and to work under deadlines
  • Willing to work outside of your shift schedule to accommodate breaking news
  • Basic knowledge of Catholic Church, teachings, and traditions is a plus

About DeSales Media Group:

DeSales Media Group is the non-profit communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Services include media relations and strategy, marketing and social media, ad sales, educational support, video production, large events, and news content. DeSales Media Group operates NET-TV, a cable television channel that reaches more than two million people in the New York area. Its news group produces a nightly television program, two award-winning newspapers (The Tablet and Nuestra Voz), and is growing its digital department, which produces original news and informational content. We don’t just cover our own backyard. We go where the news is happening. Recently, our reporters traveled to Puerto Rico, Texas, Colombia, Rome, and Hong Kong, Panama, and Ireland. The news department is the only outlet in the country to offer extensive live coverage of papal trips and recently completed live coverage of World Youth Day in Panama, and more than 40 hours of live in-depth reporting World Meeting of Families. DeSales Media is growing. We will soon be moving into a new building, which includes a state-of-the-art newsroom and studio. DeSales is looking for creative and experienced professionals who are motivated to make a difference. The company offers competitive salaries, and many benefits including comprehensive medical and dental benefits, paid time off, 403b, and company-funded pension.