Executive Producer

Come and play a key role at CHCH News, a multiplatform news organization headlined by Canada’s leading local heritage station, CHCH-TV. We genuinely care about each other and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work. We have a strong commitment to quality news programming across multiple platforms serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara. We have an immediate opportunity for a full-time Executive Producer.

Are you passionate about news? Looking to innovate? Want to work with a talented, dedicated, hard-working team? Are you a visual storyteller? Are you energized by finding new and innovative ways to present news content?

We are looking for an effective newsroom leader with a creative flair and a strong producing background, who knows how to inspire, train, and lead the newsroom by example.

This is a golden opportunity to build on the foundation of a locally revered news brand and lead programs which will distinguish CHCH News as this country’s foremost local media organization.

The Executive Producer will lead a team of producers, anchors, reporters, videographers and digital content producers. You must have live producing experience with solid writing and showcasing abilities. You must have sound news judgment with the ability to make split second decisions, while effectively managing a team under stressful situations.

Our new Executive Producer must have the drive to be a go-getter when it comes to breaking news in the newscasts and on digital platforms. This position will require a candidate with exceptional people skills who can coach and mentor a diverse team of individuals at all levels. The successful candidate must have a solid understanding of leading by example at all times.

The Executive Producer will help develop distinctive multi-platform content that leads the market on air, on mobile and on social media with a strong eye for video and a desire to create something that helps the viewer “feel” the story.

Key Responsibilities:
● Supervise daily content production on all platforms and the team creating it
● Ensure quality and accuracy in our news
● Manage and co-ordinate the production process for in-house programs on television and online, ensuring the highest level of quality
● Ensure adherence to CHCH’s ethical and journalistic standards
● Effectively communicate with staff during high stress situations
● Participate in department hires and lead the onboarding process
● Manage and develop employees
● Organize, prioritize, and schedule work assignments
● Represent CHCH at various community and/or business meetings
● Approve producer and reporter scripts
● Lead special projects as assigned by the News Director
● Lead day-to-day operations in the absence of the News Director
● Take an active role in Health & Safety
● Foster a civil workplace, leading by example
● Other duties as required

Qualifications:
● At least five years of proven ability to manage and motivate people
● A demonstrably creative vision for multiplatform news
● A strong knowledge of Hamilton/Halton/Niagara news
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
● Strong leadership and decision-making skills
● Superior organizational and interpersonal skills
● Demonstrable leadership in a live and fluid broadcast environment
● Working knowledge of ENPS and Adobe Premiere Pro is an asset
● This position requires flexible hours to accommodate production schedules
● Able to be on call to be able to respond to staff inquiries and newsroom needs
● Valid Driver’s license

Please send your resume and cover letter by August 18, 2022 @ 5:00 to hr@chch.com quoting CHCH-EP-2022-08

Salary commensurate with experience.

2190015 Ontario Inc. is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce.2190015 Ontario Inc. is a member of the Channel Zero group of companies and along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies please.

About CHCH
CHCH-TV started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions. CHCH produces over 24 hours of original local news programming each week. With a primetime line-up anchored by movies, news magazine shows, and hit dramas, CHCH is available to over 92% of Ontario households and is viewed by millions nationally each week. Millions more see us online on various platforms. CHCH News is produced daily out of its broadcast studio located in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, please visit chch.com.

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