Digital Executive Producer

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KATU News, in Portland, Oregon, has an immediate opening for an energetic and creative Digital Executive Producer to manage the station's digital and social teams. You will drive strategy and execution to make KATU.com the go-to source of news and information in the Portland market.

The ideal candidate will have big ideas on how to capitalize on material the KATU News team creates. You should demonstrate experience recruiting, hiring, training and managing digital teams, and you must be well-versed in the latest publishing technologies and able to easily manipulate digital or live material on all KATU News platforms.


Responsibilities:

  • Manage digital producing staff effectively and professionally
  • Create a strategy for daily coverage as well as long-term coverage goals
  • Develop strategies for delivering fresh content and updated web and social stories throughout the 24-7 news cycle
  • Be available to lead coverage of major breaking news or severe weather regardless of schedule
  • Work collaboratively with KATU News managers, assignment editors, producers, talent and editors to maximize content and enhance user experience on all the station's platforms
  • Drive content creation on KATU.com including story generation and video editing and publishing
  • Organize and execute digital and social strategies with KATU News talent
  • Drive new content initiatives and, working with station news management, supervise overall content strategy
  • Close partnership with other Executive Producers to create content and brand continuity among the on-air and online platforms
  • Ensure accuracy of digital stories
  • Be knowledgeable of current events locally, nationally and internationally
  • Monitor competing websites
  • Research, report and write original stories
  • Provide coaching to on-air staff about best practices on digital platforms
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Qualifications include:
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent (Degree in Journalism or related field strongly preferred)
  • Four-year degree in journalism or communications preferred
  • A minimum of 3+ years related experience
  • Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives
  • Great people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating
  • Five years of experience in journalism or broadcasting
  • Non-linear video editing is a plus
  • Proven experience developing and growing audiences
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Must be self-motivating and able to work well with a diverse group of people
  • Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
While completing the online application, please include a recent web link of your work. If you do not have a web link of your work, apply online and then send a cover letter, resume and non-returnable DVD of your work or writing samples to:

Sinclair Media of Portland
Attn: Human Resources

2153 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland Oregon 97232

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace!

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Job Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Company Location HR.KATU/KUNP.Portland OR.Portland.OR
Position Type Full-Time/Regular


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