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The position: Executive Producer
Job duties: Responsible for all aspects of weekend live programming. Would determine daily editorial content, overall production elements and graphic support and would also oversee contributions from bureaus and affiliate partners. Would supervise and coordinate individual show producers and approve script copy. Job involves supervising production from the control room and also coordinating live segments from multiple locations.
The company: The Weather Channel is owned by a consortium that includes NBC Universal and several private firms. Based in Atlanta, The Weather Channel broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Requirements: Must have at least 10 years experience in live television news production, including at least six years managing a staff. Degree in communications or related field preferred. Must have control room experience, which includes producing live news programs involving multiple live location elements. Also requires excellent leadership, communication and writing skills. Must be able to work long hours in stressful conditions, and must have valid driver's license and passport.
Extra perks: Employees receive a 20% discount on Weather Channel merchandise. The company participates in a Wachovia at Work program that provides free banking services and discounts for Weather Channel employees. There is also a credit union and a group savings plan for Liberty Mutual products and services. In addition to the typical benefits, the company also provides life insurance, business travel accident insurance, pet insurance and adoption assistance. Also, all full-time employees can take up to eight hours of company paid time per year to participate in community service projects.
Interesting info: Most positions involve a compensation plan that combines base pay with bonuses. The Weather Channel boasts viewership numbers of about 76 million people worldwide.
Other opportunities: They also need associate producers, operations specialists and master control technicians. Most positions are based in Atlanta, but they also have sales and marketing openings in a variety of locations.
How to apply: Visit the company's job listing page and click on the link for the executive producer posting.
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