WDET Executive Producer, Manager



Interested candidates can apply through jobs.wayne.edu. The job title is Executive Producer, Manager,  WDET. The posting number is 046821.


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, WDET.


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 timely manner.

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.