Full Time Job

Assistant News Director/ Anchor


Grand Junction, CO 01-24-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Assistant News Director/ Anchor - KKCO

We understand that life needs balance. That is why we offer our employees and eligible family members a comprehensive benefits package, including:
• Safe harbor 401(k) Plan with matching and profit-sharing contributions
• Major Medical, dental, and vision plan options
• Employer contributions towards HSA plans
• Flex benefits, including healthcare and dependent care FSA plans
• Employer Paid Life
• Short and Long-term disability
• Voluntary plans, including hospital indemnity, critical illness, whole life and accident insurance
• 10 paid company holidays, plus PTO
• Wellness initiatives and other exciting work-life programs

Salary/Annual Pay:

$62K-$67,500 (DOE)

Shift and Schedule:

Mon. - Fri.

Job Type:


About KKCO:

KKCO 11 News is the news leader in the Grand Junction market. The largest city between Salt Lake and Denver, our outdoor recreation and mild climate draw people from across the country here. Our area sees all four seasons and you can ski and golf on the same day during certain parts of the year. Home to the Grand Junction Rockies and a huge summer country music festival, Grand Junction is a perfect community where residents enjoy the best of the outdoors and all the area has to offer. Our station has a history in our communities as being not only the news leader but also a community partner. Our focus on digital allows us to reach far beyond our broadcast signal, to communities in southern Colorado and eastern Utah.

Job Summary/Description:

KKCO 11 News, Mesa County's dominant multimedia news organization seeks an Assistant News Director/Anchor to lead the development of news content on television, OTT, mobile, and various other platforms. Most importantly, the candidate must aspire to lead a wonderful team of journalists, including veterans and those just starting, to serve the local community with a continued tradition of excellence. The Assistant News Director collaborates with the News Director to execute a yearly action plan based on market research. The ideal candidate must have strong editorial judgment, leadership skills, a working knowledge of community issues and needs, and demonstrate sound journalistic principles.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
- The day-to-day news editorial decision-making and long-term planning of news content across all platforms
- Oversees the development, production, and scheduling of our targeted special reports, which includes enterprise reporting
- Experience with rating analysis and a strong understanding of how to implement a new action plan based on market research
- Proactively and effectively coordinates and communicates big event coverage plans such as elections, debates, and community-based special projects
- Responsible for assistance in recruiting and retaining top talent
- Forward-thinking leader who helps execute branding initiatives across all platforms
- Collaborates with all station departments, media partners, and community leaders

- Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field preferred, equivalent experience considered
- Minimum 1 years of management experience required, 3 years preferred
- Must exhibit an understanding of broadcast, digital, social, and streaming platforms

Interested applicants may go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

KKCO-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to or by the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r15xvv-100-26-196-222-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $62,000 to $67,500,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.