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Assistant News Director


Sherman, TX 09-04-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Assistant News Director - KXII

About KXII:

Would you like to advance your career at an award-winning television station that leads the market in both news and programming? What we do at KXII matters, perhaps more than it ever has before. With an endless choice of sources, more people turn to KXII 12 Media for local news, weather coverage and entertainment programming. We take pride in being the source most Texomans choose, whether watching television, reading online, following through social media, or consuming our content in any combination of these ways. Our employees contribute to that success on a daily basis. A dedicated group of experienced veterans and young professionals work hard morning, noon and night to serve our community by giving our customers the best quality content possible. We are where our community turns when severe weather threatens and when huge stories break. Regardless of their position, our employees take pride in that every day.

Job Summary/Description:

KXII News 12, the longtime #1 station in the Texoma region, is seeking an experienced assistant news director to work behind the scenes leading, training and developing news staff to maintain market dominance and help lead its news operation to new heights.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

ˑ Serve as manager-in-charge in absence of news director in making content decisions and enforcing policies
ˑ Assist news director in recruiting and interviewing candidates
ˑAssist news director in planning, developing and executing special projects
ˑ Teaching, training and mentoring anchors, reporters and producers
ˑ News producing
ˑ Newswriting (both digital and broadcast)
ˑ Video editing
ˑ Coordinating with producers and news crews in the field
ˑ Coordinating live shots
ˑ Corresponding with network and regional producers at other stations sending & receiving materials
ˑ Assisting in answering the station's news tip hotline calls and emails
ˑ Assist news staff in posting and updating breaking news on digital platforms
ˑ Assist news staff in updating and maintaining station social media accounts


▶ Minimum three years newsroom experience. Anchoring, producing, or assignment desk experience preferred. Must be a strong news writer, competent problem-solver, quick thinker, and good communicator. Must work well under pressure and on deadline. Knowledge of electronic news gathering & non-linear editing required. Knowledge of broadcast and digital newswriting, as well as social media best practices required. Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field preferred. Must commit to Gray Television's drug free workplace policy. KXII is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rbo8eo-3-236-212-116-42 in your application.

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.