Executive News Producer

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Posted on February 25, 2014 at 4:35 PM

KGW Media Group in Portland, Oregon, is seeking a cutting-edge Executive Producer to help lead a team of talented journalists. KGW NewsChannel 8 is a ratings leader in the Portland market. If you¹re a competitive, cutting-edge , experienced Executive Producer, with a real grasp on what news viewers need and want - KGW wants you to join its award-winning team. It is a terrific chance to work at the leading news operation in Portland, one of the greatest cities in the United States. KGW is looking for someone who is: • Strong news writer who loves to craft copy • Creative • Multitasker • Active on social media • Loves to own breaking news and weather • Great team player To be successful at KGW, you must have a strong understanding and demonstrated proficiency in TV newscast production; a deep understanding of how to connect content to audiences; the ability to work unselfishly with teams in the creative process of brainstorming, developing, launching and sustaining quality programs; a love and appreciation of all genres of television -- news, dramas, comedies, reality and entertainment; and a proficiency in using social media. Knowledge of Portland and Oregon is helpful in this position but not required. KGW puts a premium on personal integrity, teamwork, accountability, problem solving, a strong work ethic and winning. Qualifications: • A bachelor's degree in journalism, film, fine arts or equivalent • Prior experience as an Executive Producer • Strong leadership, writing and organizational skills • An understanding of audience flow and meter strategy is needed • Desktop video editing and graphics production skills using server-based digital video systems are required • Demonstrated proficiency in using social media for news gathering, crowd sourcing, and interaction with viewers and sources To apply: Qualified individuals should submit a resume and a sample of your most recent newscast to HR8@kgw.com or by mail to: KGW Human Resources RE: Executive Producer 1501 SW Jefferson, Portland, OR 97201 The closing date for this position is March 14, 2014. Applicant finalists will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test, background check and furnish evidence of employment authorization and identification. No telephone calls please. EOE

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