Full Time Job

News & Content Director


Kansas City, MO 03-14-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
News Director Opening – Kansas City

Want to live in a vibrant, growing city that is home to the Super Bowl Champions? Nexstar Inc. seeks an experienced, driven broadcast professional to serve as News Director for WDAF FOX4. We are the news leaders in the Kansas City market with more than 70 hours of live news programming each week. You will lead and supervise all aspects of news, weather, and sports on FOX4 and all digital platforms. We are looking for someone who has passion for the industry, the vision and willingness to innovate the news product, and the mindset to grow collaborative winning teams.

Essential Duties
• Manages all aspects of the News Department and News Production.
• Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department.
• Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion, and termination of employees.
• Develops news coverage strategy for the station and its website and streaming platforms.
• Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improve coverage and provide mentoring feedback to news staff.
• Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met.
• Ensures achievement of viewer rating goals, growing audiences across all platforms.
• Determines programming and evaluation of equipment needs to produce quality programming.
• Responds to coverage questions.
• Works with other senior station leaders to establish and reach station goals.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills
• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
• Fluency in English.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Minimum five years' market experience in news programming production, with at least two years' experience in a leadership role.
• Experience guiding, directing, and motivating employees, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
• Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
• Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or help improve their knowledge or skills.
• Experience preparing and maintaining departmental budgets.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Effectively listen to fully understand employee needs and communicate with a team to shape a solution.

To Apply: Please visit or the Nexstar Website at: to complete the application process. To be considered for this job you must apply online. No Calls

WDAF is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

WDAF values the contribution of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d9y8vz-3-239-91-5-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.