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Assistant News Director

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Job Description

WSAZ-TV, a dominant #1 station, is looking for an Assistant News Director who will lead and manage news coverage across television and digital platforms. The Assistant News Director will work closely with the News Director, and other staff members on day-to-day operations and supervision of the newsroom. We want someone who’s aggressive in pursuing breaking news, who’s pionate about not simply covering, but uncovering news and who’s a creative thinker. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, winning news environment.


Must be able to “own” the big stories of the day, breaking news and especially weather coverage. The person must have a pion for news, show design and be able to mentor MMJs daily to help with creative storytelling. He or she must also work with producers to make their newscasts creative, impactful and deliver what viewers have come to expect from WSAZ for 70 years.  The istant news director will also be responsible for planning specials, special coverage and helping plan the long-term strategy of the news department.


DUTIES INCLUDE:



  • Initiating and managing content delivery on all WSAZ platforms

  • Setting an urgent and aggressive tone in the newsroom

  • Making editorial decisions on content

  • Assist News Director in effectively communicating goals and plans for the newsroom and ensuring those plans are carried out by all staff members

  • Assisting morning, evening and weekend producers and reporters with story development and ignment

  • Executing our Breaking News and Severe Weather coverage plans

  • Plan and execute “big story” coverage

  • Holding all staff members accountable on a daily basis

  • Conduct regular feedback sessions with all employees

  • Participate in editorial and planning meetings

  • Work with producers and reporters to enterprise and generate content

  • Monitor all newscasts and digital news coverage to ensure staff is meeting standards

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality

  • Protect and defend journalistic integrity of the news product

  • Ensure the news team follows best practices on all platforms

  • Execute news strategies developed by news department management

  • Perform other job related duties, including limited travel as igned

  • Monitor various on-air, online and newspaper resources for future story development and follow up


SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:



  • BA in Journalism or related field preferred

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a television newsroom, including some management experience.

  • Strong management, communication and people skills required to supervise and interact daily with staff, community via phone, email and in person

  • Proven leadership ability

  • Pion for news

  • Creativity

  • Knowledge and understanding in using various digital and social platforms

  • Strong organizational skills



  • Ability to multi-task in high stress situations


Apply at:
www.gray.tv/applynow


No phone calls please


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Name Job Description
Business Name WSAZ-TV
Education Undergraduate
Job Type Full Time
Job Status Interviewing
Job Shift As Scheduled
Required Travel As Assigned
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