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JR08357 – News Director

CBS46, a Meredith station has an opening for one of the most critical positions at the station. The News Director is the day to day manager of the news operation; must understand, embrace and implement newsroom long term and short term strategy. Provides daily and leadership following the strategies, branding and budget set by the VP of Digital Content. The News Director plays a critical role in story development with reporters and is responsible to review scripts for accuracy, legal issues, content, value, relevance, grammar and overall direction. Will be intimately involved in recruiting newsroom personal and responsible hiring certain job categories. Person must have a network in the industry to identify up and coming talent. They will serve as the primary point of contact in the newsroom; must demonstrate fairness and sensitivity in all interactions with employees and news subjects, stressing fairness, balance and consistency. They will have strong interaction with other departments and must be a team player. The News Director must be actively engage in putting content on the web and directing the newsroom to support a multi-platform environment.


Essential Job Functions

60% – Dayside newsroom supervision, including reviewing scripts,
working with newsroom assets and other depts., daily editorial web oversight

30% – Administrative functions – schedules. Time sheets, project

10% – Assist in news strategy planning and breaking news


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or
related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience: Five years experience in television news management.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess thorough understanding of television news operations.
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Must understand the importance of promoting and branding a newscast.
  • Must possess knowledge of budgeting process.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet deadlines.

% Travel Required (Approximate): 10%