University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 231054

Position Summary:
The Executive Producer provides leadership for broadcast and digital content of Central Time, The Ideas Networks afternoon call-in talk show. Heard weekdays from 3-6 p.m., the show covers a broad range of topics that engage audiences on air and online. This position leads a host and a team of producers, oversees the editorial flow of Central Time, serves as a liaison to the news and digital content departments, manages scheduling and produces content as needed. This person is an excellent communicator and problem-solver who works well on deadline. The Executive Producer is a visionary for finding strategies for growth, collaboration and partnerships to maximize our impact and reach. This position is part of The Ideas Network leadership team and reports to The Ideas Network Director. The person in this role will work remotely for the time being and will eventually work in our office in Madison, Wisconsin.

Principal duties:
1. Supervise the production of broadcast and digital content from beginning to end.
2. Lead daily editorial meetings, ensuring the right mix of topics, balanced coverage, guest diversity and a variety of perspectives.
3. Develop long-range vision for Cental Time and facilitate regular retreats to discuss ongoing show development.
4. Collaborate with other departments including news, digital and regional bureaus.
5. Supervise the work of the host and producers on Central Time. Guide and inspire staff to grow professionally and continually improve their work, including mentoring junior staff. Delegate tasks effectively and produce content as needed.
6. Evaluate show using a variety of metrics, including script review and airchecks. Provide feedback to content creators for the best possible product, on air and online.
7. Maintain team schedules to assign work, ensure adequate coverage and meet all deadlines.
8. Know, follow and contribute to WPR best practices and help your staff do the same.
9. Other duties as assigned.

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