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Executive Producer at WATN/WLMT

Executive Producer

WATN/WLMT Memphis, TN Full-Time
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WATN/WLMT in Memphis, TN seeks a creative, ambitious newsroom leader to transform our daily content. The Executive Producer will work with a team of producers, reporters, photographers and digital staff to craft distinctive, impactful content that is highly engaging and memorable.


If you are a visionary that looks beyond the norm and takes risks, we want you on our team!  


Applicants must have major, breaking news experience, strong editorial judgment, newscast producing expertise and fully understand the needs of our audience across all our platforms.


This position requires leadership and solid decision-making skills. Candidates must have social media experience and leadership in the digital content areas. 


The Executive Producer will:

  • Lead teams in the creation of unique, shareable content
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content
  • Work with the digital and desk teams to identify and assign content appropriately for each platform
  • Encourage innovation, risk-taking and powerful storytelling in crafting great newscasts
  • Inspire enterprise stories and coordinate special coverage with news leadership team

Manage the daily performance of producers and their newscasts

Support producers by providing editorial skills, copy editing, and creative production and storytelling skills

  • Work with reporters on story concepts to execution, and proof their completed stories
  • Oversee multiple newscasts to ensure the brand promise and strategies are met
  • Challenge the norm
  • Work collaboratively with other managers and perform tasks as required by News Director and Digital Director




  • 5+ years as a newscast producer with strong digital first skills and knowledge
  • Experience working with a team which has successfully navigated content transformation
  • Strong understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius, photojournalism, editing, and content management systems a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time-sensitive deadlines
  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related a plus

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Memphis, TN

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Media - Journalism - Newspaper

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