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Executive Producer - Digital

Date: Jan 22, 2018

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

Chances are you have watched the weather to plan your day and news information to stay updated on current events.   Chances are you didn’t realize Weather Group has some of the most advanced and innovative products in video production to bring audiences the best in weather and news information.  Now we are ready to push the envelope even further . . .  much, much further.

Weather Group is taking bold steps to shake things up, both internally and across the media industry.   As the leader in weather information and delivering award-winning AR/VR experiences; our emerging Local Now digital media brand is innovating how audiences get their national and local news.  Local Now delivers locally relevant, nationally compelling video news to communities across the country.  We are looking for visionary executive producer to support this exciting new direction.

If you believe what we believe, join us!

Position Summary

The Digital Executive Producer for Local Now helps set and drives the execution of the Local Now editorial voice and strategy. The EP will oversee day-to-day story research, content development, management and publishing across various channels including websites, apps, and social media. This is accomplished through the hiring, training and supervision of a team of digital producers who create content for Local Now.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of ambitious producers within a fast-paced newsroom and translate the day's national and local stories into highly-engaging, best-in-class video content
  • Guide creation of video, photo, graphic and live stream content amongst the digital team, and interface with other departments to further coordinate asset creation
  • Apply SEO practices to improve overall content discovery and visibility
  • Operate a suite of software that includes the Adobe Premier Pro, Dalet newsroom management system, web content management system, and computer-based video encoding and image capture applications
  • Oversee the team during severe weather (in collaboration with Weather Channel partners) and breaking news coverage
  • Manage the control room during the live broadcasts
  • Work closely with on-air talent; including on-air presentation, scripting and field production
  • Act as liaison with other TWC managers and departments; including the TWC Assignment Desk and Digital Teams

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • 5 years recent and significant live television/ control room and production/development experience required
  • Direct experience in digital, cable, or broadcast network television is preferred
  • College degree in Journalism or Communications required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships with production, post-production and on-air talent
  • Ability to operate strategically and tactically as the situation demands
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with various other departments, including Ad Sales, Affiliate Sales, Marketing, PR, Education and Legal
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment without sacrificing accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to manage the repurposing and/or reversioning of various content
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Desire to achieve, flexibility and willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done in a 24x7 environment
  • Excellent collaborative skills and ability to work well on a teams
  • Excellent video editing skills (e.g. Adobe Premier Pro)
  • Experience using newsroom management systems and content management systems
  • Interpersonal skills to work with all levels of customers.
  • Knowledgeable in developing and producing rich content/diverse programming for multiple platforms aimed at broadening the networks (on-air, broadband, et al) demographic appeal
  • Story-driven writing/producing experience
  • Strong knowledge of current events; including news and business headlines

Disclaimers

Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

Hours
The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
 
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to hrservicedelivery@weathergroup.com, which is a confidential e-mail in box. 
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Voluntary_Self-Identification_of_Disability_CC-305_SD_Edit1.24.14.pdf
 
Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.


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