Manager, Executive Producer 046821
We are searching for an experienced Manager, Executive Producer
046821 at our Detroit campus location.
Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research
university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all
backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep
rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity,
diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational
opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global
Essential Functions (Job Duties):
Oversees and manages design and growth of live, interactive,
original daily programming. Provides direct supervision of the
hosts and producers, as well as daily content production, including
breaking news, multi-platform and special broadcasts. Ensures hosts
and producers are focusing on significant topics that meet our
standards for journalistic excellence. Reports to General Manager,
Provides general oversight of WDET's live, daily programming.
Plans, develops and implements informational and cultural content
to increase and maintain audience base and market share. Leads
daily show production debrief and planning meetings. Conducts
reviews of show content and presentation with production staff and
host. Establishes and implements daily and long-term production
schedules. Researches, edits, and assigns story research, special
features, and series. Plans and completes live remote broadcasts.
Plans for special show opportunities for major upcoming news
events. Monitors show broadcasts and web posts and provides verbal
and written feedback. Monitors expenditures.
Develops and implements strategies designed to broaden content
through the integration of audio from news reports, pre-recorded
interviews, vox, listener calls, and popular culture media (film,
television, podcasts, web video). Oversees integration of social
media material into live broadcasts. Coaches and provides guidance
regarding content. Inspires staff to produce consistently
compelling, engaging and creative programming. Oversees the
incorporation of social media and digital journalism into topic,
source and story development, increasing number and diversity of
sources and community contacts.
Coordinates show's presentation of breaking news coverage and major
news events with the WDET newsroom and national production
partners. Ensures inclusion of major news topics in the show in a
Manages professional and technical support personnel. Recruits,
hires, trains, evaluates and disciplines assigned staff (show host
and producers). Fosters trust and collaboration among staff and
colleagues. Participates in daily editorial meetings.
Performs on-air and other fundraising duties.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Reports to:
Develops strategic plans and interprets policy
Supervises associates below supervisory level
Manages work group within a sub-unit of a department
Interfaces with customers outside the S/C/D
Freedom to Act:
Subject to general input from supervisor
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Media
Studies, or a related field from an accredited college or
university. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education
and experience may be considered.
Requires a minimum of 3 to 4 years experience building and managing
audio teams, as well as managing complex editorial projects.
Significant daily show management experience required.
Demonstrated experience managing and developing staff and talent
Demonstrated experience covering breaking news required.
News and current affairs broadcast experience required. Ability and
willingness to work varied shifts as events require.
ProTools, Audition or similar digital editing skills preferred.
General familiarity with the public radio system preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Writes clearly and informatively. Ability to adjust writing style
to meet medium or audience needs. Deep familiarity with the
principles of writing and editing for broadcast.
Prioritizes and plans work activities; able to adapt to rapidly
changing conditions. Ability to complete tasks correctly, on time
and within budget.
Possesses solid news judgement. Ability to plan for
discussion/coverage of pre-planned major news events within the
Applies interpersonal and presentation skills to provide
information; ability to listen and obtain relevant clarification;
responds well to questions; can speak clearly in positive or
Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with multiple
WDET teams. Must have ability to work in a live program environment
and remain poised under pressure.
Awareness of current events, thought leaders and issues of
importance to Metro Detroiters.
Knowledge of multiple media production (radio, web), editorial
standards/management, and journalism practices. Ability to utilize
social and digital media to engage audiences. Experience using a
Content Management System to produce web content.
Exercises superior independent judgment, decision making and
Understands objectives and mission of department and work unit.
Monitors own work to ensure quality. Performs work with
concentration, focus and accuracy. Works effectively and completes
quality work in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
H72 - WDET
H8703 - WDET
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Staff/Administrative
Compensation Type: Annual Salary
Salary Minimum: $55,000
Salary Hire Maximum: $80,000
Normal Office Environment
Job Openings: 1
Reposted Position: No
Reposted Reason: None (New Requisition)
Prior Posting/Requisition Number: 046821
Background Check Requirements:
University policy requires certain persons who are offered
employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal
history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment,
the University will inform you if a background check is
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities
(EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or
genetics. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color,
and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer.