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Job Description

WCHS is seeking an experienced, hands-on News Director with strong leadership skills and a bold style to lead one of the strongest local newsrooms in the country. Our mission is to produce impact stories with a distinctive focus on accountability reporting.


 



Responsibilities include:






  • Managing the station’s news operations, setting budgets, establishing goals and directing the staff that produces 40+ hours of local news weekly

  • Responsible for initiating and managing growing content delivery on multiple platforms

  • Work closely with local and corporate management to establish News content, philosophy and direction

  • Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control, brand compliance, and subsequently provide feedback to all news staff

  • Recruiting, hiring and negotiating contracts for news department personnel

  • Collaborate with other managers to develop marketing plans, establish ratings goals, and effectively reach said goals


Requirements and Qualifications:



  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws

  • Will bring strong fiscal experience for both operational and capital expenditures

  • Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts on two stations and must have a proven track record of success in building a winning news organization

  • Journalism degree and a minimum of five years experience in news management with noted leadership skills is required



Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

 

About Us

 

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

 

About the Team

 

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.





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Name Job Description
Business Name WCHS/WVAH
Education Undergraduate
Job Type Full Time
Job Status Interviewing
Job Shift As Scheduled
Required Travel As Assigned
Link To Apply Apply Online

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About WVBA

The West Virginia Broadcasters Association has been representing and serving West Virginia commercial radio and television stations since 1946. We are a member-driven trade association that provides unequaled service and value to stations throughout the state. 

Upcoming Dates

9 Oct
NAB Show: Las Vegas, NV
Date 10.09.2021 2:00 pm - 10.14.2021 3:00 pm