Executive Producer:  Indian Country Today

Executive Producer: Indian Country Today

Executive Producer

Indian Country Today will soon hire an executive producer.

We are looking for a hands-on executive producer who will develop and manage the content for national news video and broadcast programs.

The ideal candidate will set high standards for the journalism integrity of Indian Country Today. This includes making sure that every report reflects Indian Country Today’s Mission and Style.

This is an enterprise that values innovation. Because this broadcast will be the first ever, we’re not wedded to a traditional newscast but one that builds on new technology and Indian Country’s remarkable talent pool. So the ideal candidate will have a strong vision for how to create something new and then match the ideas with the resources.

We are looking for a leader who knows how to coach, teach, and learn from the journalists they will work with (both on the broadcast side and the digital news side of the operation).

  • Manage talented journalists. We will have a mix of people who are starting their careers along with those who already have significant experience.
  • Work alongside the editor to execute a successful strategy.
  • Work collaboratively with the digital news operation.
  • Work with students, interns, and media fellows.
  • Set the tone for a people-focused, capacity-building news team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee and generate news coverage and story ideas. Producing a daily news report for digital as well as the weekly news program. The managing editor will also coordinate video shorts for the digital platform, much of it from freelance producers.
  • Coach excellent storytelling.
  • Hold show reviews and critiques.
  • Manage and grow partnerships with Arizona PBS, FNX, and Vision Maker Media, and other public media that support the mission of Indian Country Today.
  • Collaborate with other members of the news team to design our coverage.
  • Coach and develop producers, anchors and reporters.

Qualifications

  • Proven ability to lead and execute strong breaking news coverage.
  • Excellent understanding about and relationships with Indian Country and Indigenous people. There should be a deep understanding of federal Indian law, key concepts such as government-to-government relationships, as well as a current overview of the issues, events, and people in Indian Country.
  • Superior writing and copy-editing skills.
  • A people-focused manager.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

This is a senior-level post. The ideal candidate will have at least a decade of experience in producing television.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Indian Country Today offers competitive benefits including health, dental and vision insurance, disability, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (no more than 2 pages), a link to any video work that you think we should see, and the names and contact information of three references, by email (preferred) to mtrahant@indiancountrytoday.com. No phone calls please.

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