Full Time Job

Assistant News Director


Spokane, WA 04-15-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
KREM 2, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Spokane, Washington, is looking for an Assistant News Director.

Why KREM? Why Spokane? The station has a reputation for outstanding journalism, positive culture and developing team members for larger roles at KREM and within TEGNA. Spokane is a growing and vibrant city without big-city headaches like traffic or an outrageous cost of living.

The Inland Northwest is a beautiful part of the country, with countless outdoor recreation opportunities in a region with mountains, stunning lakes and breathtaking rolling hills. Many in Spokane also love sports, especially the Gonzaga Bulldogs and March Madness.

The Assistant News Director is the heartbeat of the KREM 2 newsroom. The successful candidate will be collaborative, passionate about journalism, able to juggle multiple projects at once and vested in developing all team members.

The Assistant News Director will lead the team by overseeing the day-to-day operation of the newsroom, consistently bringing the station's More to Every Story brand to life, overseeing planning and execution for sweeps content and station initiatives and playing an important role in recruiting efforts.

- Collaborate with leadership to execute long-term newsroom and station strategies
- Oversee the daily editorial process
- Oversee the on-air execution of newscasts
- Coordinate aspects of coverage, including breaking news, sweeps content and news specials
- Implement innovative and creative ways for the content team to tell stories
- Search for ways to develop stories/breakouts that hit on the station's More to Every Story brand
- Ensure that news coverage meets the brand, company policies, industry codes, FCC rules and station values
- Mentor and coach all team members on current assignments and career development
- Evaluate and recruit potential team members
- Oversee schedules for various work groups
- Be part of nightside and weekend manager on-call rotation
- Ability to work flexible shifts, including holidays, mornings, evenings and weekends
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Compensation Range: $75,000-$90,000

Job Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree in journalism, related field and/or news leadership experience
- 5+ years of industry experience with leadership/management experience preferred
- Track record of quality journalism, high integrity and ethical decision making
- Passion for growing journalists and fostering a creative and positive newsroom environment
- Strong planning and organizational skills
- Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content
- Strong social media skills
- Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
- Strong communicator
- Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
- Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
- Ability to work holidays, mornings, nights and weekends​
- Ability to be part of leadership team's weekend on call rotation

Travel: Rarely: less than 10%

Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment

Physical Demands Set: Sedentary work: Involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 US markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. For more information, visit


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rz86o7-3-227-251-94-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $75,000 to $90,000 Per Year ($ USD)

Company Profile

TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions.