||November 25, 2019
WCVB Channel 5, Boston’s News and Community leader and the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate, is
looking for a Managing Editor for its nightly, live, half-hour news magazine
program, Chronicle. Recently marking 37 years on the air as one
of the Boston market’s most celebrated programs, the award-winning Chronicle is the longest running, locally
produced news magazine in the nation.
founding mission was to cover in-depth a broad range of local stories not
likely to be featured in the station’s newscasts --- a mixture of
investigative, enterprise, and feature material that would also showcase the
best videography, writing and editing on Boston television. Chronicle has
evolved over the decades to embrace a rich and diverse menu of stories on the
lifestyle and culture of New England.
Managing Editor oversees Chronicle’s
daily content creation as well as scheduling the program’s staff of more than
20 people including producers, on-air personnel, photo journalists, and
editors. The Managing Editor is also
responsible for managing all multi-media content development and production
elements. The applicant must be a driven and organized leader who is also an
excellent storyteller with a proven track-record for writing and producing compelling,
long form programming. The ideal
candidate should have a deep knowledge of all things New England including the region’s
history, politics, influencers (both well-known and less well-known),
topography, and culture. The applicant should
be a motivational and collaborative leader with a vision for successful multi-media content creation while incorporating
the program’s signature tone and style.
- Daily duties (some
shared with Executive Producer)
of long-range program production, story development, and content creation.
of story assignment to producers.
of daily editorial content and show production
of content creation for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other social media
platforms that emerge
of the preparation of a rundown and scripts
nightly format in ENPS
and overseeing the editing of nightly show open and bumps
of the use of all our graphics resources to enhance our presentation
a daily piece for the afternoon Newscasts and a weekly segment for the Sunday
anchor script for Chronicle show
the Chronicle podcast
producers, reporters, and photojournalists
effectively with all station staff
duties include scheduling, performance reviews, training, and providing
producing on a regular basis
- Applicant should have a
significant track record of producing compelling television; management experience
- Should have demonstrated
experience in producing, writing, and ability to think visually.
- Have a deep
understanding of the Boston market and Northeast region with a strong sense of
- Possess outstanding
- Ability to multi-task
and coordinate several responsibilities simultaneously.
knowledge of regulatory programming policies including content clearance rights
(video, images, music, Fair Use policy, etc.), Drone usage, FCC Closed
Captioning and Program Ratings rules, among others.
knowledge of ENPS, various Adobe software programs, social media platforms, and
BitCentral's Oasis and Precis.
- College degree in
broadcasting, communications, production, or related field.
- Military training and
experience will be considered.
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