Full Time Job

VP News Director

Fox TV Stations

Milwaukee, WI 05-04-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Fox Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of US television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Vision. Community. Passion. Empathy. Motivation.
Did we mention vision?

WITI FOX 6, the market leader in Milwaukee, has a rare opportunity to bring in a new VP of News and Content. This job is all about working in a multi-media world with on-air, mobile, online, and whatever else comes next. It's about being a leader, inspiring people to do their best every single day in a great Midwest news market. It's about LOVING the news business!

RESPONSIBILITIES:
WITI FOX 6 produces over 65 hours of local news each week; with an experienced staff of professional journalists and some of the best photojournalists in the country. The bar is high. Our new News Director will be a superb motivator and communicator, and a natural creative news strategist.

Essential duties include newsroom leadership, on-air recruiting, budget administration, personnel development, sweeps strategy, development of social media/online/mobile strategies, and local program development. You will give routine feedback with critiques of news product and of on-air personnel. You'll also be in charge of maintaining professional guidelines and standards of news broadcasts and staff.

It goes without saying that you must have a superior understanding of libel laws as they apply to broadcast journalism; as well as an understanding of the professional journalist's rights and responsibilities. Be ready to handle all inquiries and correspondence from the public regarding news matters.

QUALIFICATIONS:
You must have at least 5 years of news management experience and are excited about creating compelling content across multiple platforms. Excellent communication and time-management skills, a strong can-do attitude with a commitment to teamwork, and an open and honest management style are all vital for success in this role.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands.

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