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The College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida is seeking an Executive Producer and Host for WUFT-TV/FM. This is a key position that prioritizes the development of live and local news and community affairs programming for primary distribution on WUFT-TV, WUFT-FM, WUFT.org and social media channels. Serving as a primary representative to the community, the Executive Producer/Host will be a content leader in the Division of Media Properties related to identifying issues in the community for in-depth coverage and content creation on the public media properties that serve the Gainesville-Ocala, Florida market and beyond. The position will serve as a primary public-facing host for live and produced programming for television, radio, digital and social media platforms. Additionally, the position will help coordinate different types of multimedia content to address news and other community issues and needs via WUFT-TV/FM/.org and associated social media channels. The Executive Producer will also oversee a specialized student professional immersion experience focused on extended news, information and civic affairs programming for public television, radio, digital and social media distribution.
About the Opportunity
The Executive Producer will provide leadership of WUFT-TV/FM’s efforts related to identifying content needs in the communities of north central Florida and producing/hosting programming for all WUFT media platforms related to those issues. With a focus on news-related community issues, this position will target creating content and programming with live or produced in-studio interviews with newsmakers and ensuring that programming is scheduled and promoted in high profile locations on television, radio, digital and social media. The desire is for this content to take the form of a television and radio program that initially airs a minimum of once per week on WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM working in conjunction with the Director of Media Services (production) and the Director and news manager staff in WUFT’s Innovation News Center.
The Executive Producer is responsible for initiating and creating relationships with elected officials and community/civic leaders and incorporating them into live and produced programming on WUFT’s media platforms. As the producer of the programming, the position will be responsible for generating story ideas and conversation topics. Write and record current affairs interviews with newsmakers for the live/produced extended length (hour-long) program.
The Executive Producer will oversee a professional immersive experience with select CJC students focused on the creation of news and community affairs programming and incorporate high level student reporters, producers, anchors, etc. into the WUFT programming when and where appropriate.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The College of Journalism and Communications is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We attribute our success to a work force that embraces the contributions of people of all backgrounds and ability levels.
About the College of Journalism and Communications
The College of Journalism and Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and is home to four departments – Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. The college provides hands-on learning immersion experiences through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, Frank gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, the Summer Media Institute, undergraduate research, various extracurricular groups and activities, etc. To learn more: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/this-is-cjc/
About the Division of Media Properties
The College of Journalism’s Division of Media Properties, includes seven broadcast stations, allowing students from throughout the College to gain experience in a competitive broadcast and multimedia environment. More than 200 students work in news, sports, production, management positions, web design, promotions and advertising for the radio and television stations each semester.
Division of Media Properties: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/home/main-immersion/mediaproperties/
Innovation News Center: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/home/main-immersion/inc/
About the City of Gainesville
Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville’s numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban “forest,” Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida.
Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=e_7nUKAFanM&skip_registered_account_check=true
Commensurate with experience
Master’s degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
• Education focused on journalism, communications, broadcasting or another related field
• Three years of experience in journalism or on air hosting role
• Experience producing and hosting a live extended length program
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Please upload resume and cover letter for consideration
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.