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Assistant News Director

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Schenectady, NY 03-26-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
The ideal candidate must be proficient in creative writing, copy editing, enterprising stories and be committed to managing compelling newscasts. You must be able to multi-task and have an eye for detail. The ideal candidate will also work with the News Director and other managers to establish newsroom goals and work to develop and further the brand of each station's news programs. The Assistant News Director will work individually with members of the news team to set personal goals and evaluate their performance on a regular basis. As a newsroom leader, the expectation is that the Assistant News Director will lead by example.

Some additional responsibilities of our Assistant News Director will include:
• Oversee daily newscasts to ensure we are serving our local communities by sharing relevant information to alert, protect and empower our audiences
• Supervise producers and reporters, as well as, review scripts and provide feedback to encourage powerful storytelling
• Collaborate with News Directors and other station managers to create special segments
• Planning and overseeing continuity into upcoming newscasts
• Aggressively lead breaking news and severe weather coverage
• Work Closely with News Director to carry out news philosophy and direction and to plan for future initiatives
• Help News Director focus on alerting, protecting and empowering our viewers
• Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliancy
• Oversee Special projects
• Planning and overseeing continuity into upcoming newscasts
• Assist in the on-going evaluation of personnel
• Help with recruiting and hiring for news department personnel
• Other responsibilities as assigned

What skills do you need to be successful in our role?
• Proven track record of creating compelling and engaging stories across multiple platforms
• Ability to perform well under pressure, experience managing breaking news and meeting strict deadlines
• Ability to identify problems and provide solutions
• Degree in journalism is preferred

The base salary compensation range for this role is $85,000 to $95,000. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates' relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, vacation time, personal time, parental leave and employee stock purchase plan.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb05ny-44-201-97-224-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $85,000 to $95,000 Per Year ($ USD)