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4 Dec 2023

Full-Time Production Manager- REQ- 28398

DC News Now – Posted by DC News Now Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

DC News Now is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Production Manager to oversee live production of our news, sports and lifestyle programming. We currently create more than 68 hours of live television each week, and several pre-recorded programs as well. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of production, ensuring high-quality production values, display strong interpersonal skills, act as a leader and a coach, and maintain efficient operations. The station operates in an automated control room environment and is powered by the Ross Overdrive system. There is also an engineering component to this role where the successful candidate will be first to triage and assess technical/equipment issues and determining when to involve the Engineering team. Come join a market disruptor in Washington, DC that’s just getting started.

Key Responsibilities:

News Production Management: Oversee the production of daily news segments, ensuring content is delivered free of errors. Coordinate with newsroom leadership, producers and production personnel to deliver high-quality news broadcasts.
Lifestyle Show Production: Manage the production of our daily lifestyle show, including preparation for dynamic segments that can range from cooking segments to live bands.
Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a diverse team of production personnel including directors, associate directors, audio board operators and other production personnel. Foster a collaborative environment and provide ongoing feedback and support.
Engineering Support: Liaise with the Engineering team to become the front-line manager to troubleshoot, diagnose and seek solutions for technology issues in the control room.
Budget Management: Develop and manage production budgets. Ensure efficient allocation of resources without compromising on quality.
Technical Oversight: Stay abreast of the latest broadcast technologies and trends. Ensure the technical team is equipped with up-to-date tools and training for optimal performance.
Quality Control: Implement quality control measures to maintain high production standards. Regularly review broadcasts and provide constructive feedback for continuous improvement.
Collaboration and Coordination: Work closely with other departments, including marketing, sales, and digital, engineering and HR to ensure station content goals are achieved.
Crisis Management: Handle on-air and behind-the-scenes emergencies with professionalism and poise. Implement contingency plans as needed.

Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications, or related field.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in broadcast production, with at least 2 years in a managerial role.
Strong understanding of news production processes and lifestyle show formats.
Excellent leadership and communication skills.
Proficiency in broadcast technology and software including Ross Overdrive.
Ability to work under pressure and manage tight deadlines.

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How to Apply

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar REQ- 28398

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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