Executive Producer Opportunity in Seattle-KUNS TV-Univision

Reference: 491
Type: Permanent
Position: Executive Producer
Location: Seattle, Washington
Industry: Media

KUNS TV – Univision
Title: Executive Producer
Location: Seattle, WA
To APPLY: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FISHERCOMM&cws=1&rid=491

Oversee the day to day producing of Spanish language newscasts which involves managing the production, quality and content of those newscasts.

Review all news sources, evaluate newsworthy stories, select specific stories for broadcast and direct newsroom personnel in the preparation of the news programs.

Coordinate along with production crew the day to day operation of producing a newscast.

Put the daily newscast rundown together with input from Portland and Yakima producers.

Write stories, packages and teases for daily newscas t

Copy edit scripts.

Coordinate interviews.

Screen video from local and national feeds.

Select appropriate video and graphics to support the story content

Back-time newscasts and assist director in control room during newscast.

Guide and instruct graphics personnel in the development of news graphics and evaluate finished graphics.

Develop community contacts.

Must be a team leader who can work with managers, anchors/reporters, technical staff and field crews to create a unified vision for a newscast.

Must be able to manage multiple projects under deadline.

Perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

· Fluent in English and Spanish – both written and verbal are required.

· Must be able to quickly write clear, concise broadcast news copy incorporating video, graphics and other elements. (A test of writing skills will be given to all qualified applicants).

· Journalist with strong news judgment.

· Previous experience as a television news producer is mandatory.

· Must be up to date on and interested in current news events.

· College degree in broadcast journalism or communications is preferred.

· Ability to work under pressure with or without direct supervision.

· Knowledge of non-linear editing system is beneficial.

· Typing and operating knowledge of standard news computer systems.

· Ability to work flexible shifts with short notice that include nights and weekends when needed.

Excellent vision (with or without corrective lenses) with the ability to read and to distinguish colors.

Excellent hearing with the ability to speak clearly.

Ability to work under pressure and without direct supervision.

Working knowledge of computers with typing speed of 45 words per minute.

Ability to work occasional weekends, nights and various shifts.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience: 3-5 years of experience required

Education: Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) preferred

Other Qualifications: Must be bi-lingual.

Managerial Standards: Must be able to manage a staff which includes teaching, scheduling, disciplining.

Language Skills: Ability to read, comprehend, analyze and compose business reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from co-workers, managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions expressed in written, oral or diagram form.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to remain in a static position for extended periods of time and converse with and communicate with others. The team member is occasionally required to move about, handle and/or position items. The team member must occasionally transport or move up to 15 pounds. The team member must be able to identify objects and be able to communicate in writing.

Work Environment: Typical indoor office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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