Shaw Communications Executive Producer Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Shaw Communications

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Executive Producer
Edmonton, AB

• Provide editorial oversight, direction, training, and support to all senior producers, news producers, and associate news producers, including regular…

The Shaw Media, Global News team based in Edmonton is currently seeking a full-time Executive Producer (Digital & Broadcast).

Reporting to the News Director, the successful candidate will directly supervise a team of producers while guiding the daily news and feature for all Global Edmonton platforms and top-rated newscasts.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven years experience writing and producing in a medium or large market. They will have a strong background in broadcast journalism, including digital and online, as well as hold a degree/diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution. They will possess strong leadership and communication skills and work well with others.

The following is a paraphrase of the primary functions and does not outline all of the duties and responsibilities for this position:

• Lead a team of producers in all aspects of first line supervision including: hiring, scheduling, and performance management.
• Design and implement cohesive workflows and communication between newscasts.
• Provide editorial oversight, direction, training, and support to all senior producers, news producers, and associate news producers, including regular newscast coaching and critiquing.
• Provide consistent feedback to all producers as well as online and newscast contributors to improve and enforce production standards.
• Work with the Managing Editor to ensure all story coverage includes original, enterprising content for all platforms and that content is maximized in all newscasts.
• Work across traditional newsroom boundaries to liaise and improve communication lines with supporting departments ie: Operations, Marketing, Engineering, HR.

Required Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

The successful candidate will:
• Be a natural leader with proven experience leading a complex team in a large broadcast market.
• Have a passion for journalism with a strong interest in local news and a vision for the future.
• Be an effective communicator who works independently and thrives under pressure.
• Possess strong fundamental knowledge in broadcast and online news.
• Have a proven track record of producing at a high level, including field productions, network projects and initiatives, and a minimum of seven (7) years of producing/online experience.
• Possess a broadcast/journalism related degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

We are looking for a leader who is a plugged-in multi-tasker with a positive can-do attitude. Previous management and demonstrated leadership is a must.

Preferences will be given to candidates who can suggest new workflows that integrate online and broadcast news to build a multi-skilled workforce positioned for the future.

If you value a workplace that promotes accountability, exemplifies loyalty, never compromises integrity and has a strong social conscience then start your career with us by applying now.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-23
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