We're looking for an Assistant News Director to own the day to day operations in one of the country's best and brightest newsrooms. We're a powerhouse CBS station looking for a hardworking individual to carry out the day-to-day vision of first class producing, in-depth coverage, good storytelling, aggressive weather & sports coverage, and then be ready to turn it all on a dime when big breaking news hits. We're also looking for someone who is savvy in the digital space and knows how to deliver a ''digital first'' approach to covering news on our streaming service CBSN Pittsburgh and how it can help broadcasts. Our Assistant News Director will work directly with reporters to craft well-written and focused reports. S/He will also work side-by-side with Executive Producers on newscasts to ensure strategic content placement and first rate newscast production. This individual will be passionate about news and be wired to WIN!
Manage and schedule staff that produces 60+ hours of local content a week.
Review daily newscasts and other content for quality control and provide feedback to news staff.
Ability to multi-task, coordinate tasks & people, and meet deadlines.
Champion and encourage digital output on digital/streaming/social platforms.
Excellent news judgment and strong ability to problem-solve
Formulate the vision for the way newscasts should appear on-air and manage a team of broadcast professionals in executing that vision.
Ability to stay focused in breaking news situations.
Further the environment of good culture and inclusion.
Self-motivated teammate & leader with exceptional people skills to execute the station's overall news mission.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
College Degree in journalism, communications or related field required
At least 10 years of newsroom experience, some newsroom management preferred