Full Time Job

Wtvd, Assistant News Director

ABC

Durham, NC 09-07-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
ABC11/WTVD, the ABC Owned Television station in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, NC has an immediate opening for a second Assistant News Director to help lead our multi-platform newsroom. ABC11 is committed to recruiting and retaining employees who reflect the communities we serve, at all levels of the company. We expect our employees to have a high degree of ethics and a strong ability to work as a team while displaying empathy and inclusion. We also strive to create content that authentically engages and connects with our diverse audience.

The ideal candidate will have strong editorial judgment, and leadership skills, and is passionate about creating memorable and impactful content. The Assistant News Director collaborates with the News Director, and other members of the News management team, to execute a strategic vision for creating high-impact content, innovating multi-platform storytelling and developing newsroom systems that support strategic goals.

Responsibilities:
• Aggressively leads breaking news and severe weather coverage
• Works with Digital Strategy Lead to reach digital, social, and streaming goals
• Works closely with News Director on recruitment and development
• Leads specials production and high-impact content projects as assigned
• Develops and implements plans for sweeps, special reports, investigative/consumer reports, election coverage, and documentaries
• Identifies opportunities for special news coverage and strategic advantages
• Manages franchisee stories
• Coordinate schedules and supervise team contributing to producing special content
• Leads specials production and high-impact content projects as assigned
• Coordinate schedules and supervise team contributing to producing special content
• Collaborates with Digital Strategy Lead to reach digital, social, and streaming goals

Basic Qualifications :
• Minimum of 5 years of local news management experience and major understanding of news content in the digital/social world
• Detail-oriented and understands how the content drives the storytelling format for various platforms
• Works effectively under deadline pressure
• Must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change
• Ability to make logical decisions in a fast-paced environment



Education:
• Bachelor's degree (preferred in Journalism) or equivalent work experience

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About ABC Owned TV Stations:

This position is with WTVD Television, LLC, which is part of a business we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjnvvw-18-208-187-128-42 in your application.