Senior Producer, News

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Coordinating Producer, the Senior Producer is responsible for daily editorial and creative execution of our premiere nightly sports-news program. The Senior Producer will format shows, edit, input graphics, line-produce and oversee show direction and content. This person will work interdependently with other staff producers on creative and editorial assignments of anchors/reporters and production personnel, including associate producers and production assistants. The Senior Producer will oversee the professional development, goals and schedules of production team members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee sports-news content and lead the editorial voice for assigned sports news shows
  • Manage direct reports’ performance, development and employee relations; invigorate, coach and mentor direct and in-direct reports on leadership, editorial, technical and creative skills
  • Oversee the professional development, goals and schedules of production team members
  • Execute all script-writing and creative re-writes of the nightly show scripts for quick-turnaround production
  • Execute re-cutting of highlights and other content on non-linear editing system
  • Input show graphics using the Ross Xpression graphic platform
  • Routinely collaborate with NESN’s Digital Business Unit to drive content integration
  • Work closely with the Coordinating Producer to ensure that overall production adheres to conceived format, procedural guidelines and NESN’s news philosophy
  • Lead execution of interactive television & social media coverage on shows
  • Produce and write editorial coding functions within rundown system
  • Continuously improve news productions by working with production staff to conduct screenings of the telecasts for the staff and talent to review their work
  • Responsible for the necessary production judgments and for overseeing pre and post-production editing of programs to ensure re-airs remain relevant
  • Partner with Operations to identify and communicate operational needs/resources and ensure those needs are met
  • Provide routine feedback of production staff on their professional development to Director of News and Coordinating Producer
  • Work with Creative Services to identify and communicate productions’ graphic needs
  • Organize and manage meetings and conference calls related to programs as required
  • Successfully perform other duties as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film or equivalent work experience required
  • 5+ years of non-linear experience required
  • Solid non-linear editing ability and knowledge of non-linear editing equipment is required
  • 5+ years of experience in live sports news or sports content production is required
  • Prior experience and oversight of show talent is required
  • Very strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills are required
  • Strong scriptwriting abilities with a portfolio of sports-television writing work is essential
  • Knowledge of ENPS is required
  • Creative with a strong sports knowledge of major professional leagues/teams required; good understanding and knowledge of Boston sports/teams strongly preferred
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively and interdependently in a team-oriented environment across various departments
  • A demonstrated ability to work under limited supervision in a high pressure and loosely structured environment is essential
  • Strong project management experience is required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is necessary
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays is required

 

 

NESN is an equal opportunity employer!

 

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