Broadcast News Director/Reporter
The Center for Collaborative Journalism (CCJ) is seeking a broadcast news director and reporter (ND) to lead development of local content for its non-commercial station, WMUB, and its forthcoming commercial television partner.
This is a great opportunity for a digitally savvy and creative television reporter to shape content for a developing station, develop new formats for delivering news, work with students and professionals to make a difference in the community and train a new generation of reporters. With WMUB just beginning its local non-sports programming, this is an opportunity to step away from the daily grind provided by most TV news schedules to rethink and experiment with the way news is produced.
The ND works with faculty, students and reporters to plan, report, edit and produce news segments and shows for broadcast on WMUB and CCJ’s commercial TV partner, as well as online video for CCJ and its media partners.
The ND leads strategy and production for the content, format and delivery (including terrestrial, web, mobile and social) of video that incorporates original local news, arts and community-interest programming. The ND helps define and maintain ethical, editorial, artistic and technical standards for broadcast news produced by CCJ.
The news director reports to the executive director of the Center for Collaborative Journalism, supervises a broadcast operations manager and student staff and works with multiplatform reporters at partner news organizations. The news director will assist faculty in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies in instructing students in broadcast news production.
The news director must exercise good news judgment, demonstrate technical skills at all aspects of video production and develop extensive knowledge of the Macon community and of CCJ’s media partners and their needs.