Full Time Job

Assistant News Director


Hoover, AL 10-28-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

WBMA/WJSU/WCFT is seeking an experienced, hands-on Assistant News Director with strong leadership skills and a bold style to lead the day-to-day content for Alabama's News Leader. Our mission is to produce original stories with a distinctive focus on accountability reporting. You will work on story development with reporters, lead editorial meetings and work closely with the digital team to produce content on all ABC 33/40 platforms. The person in role not only implements the News Director's vision but oversees new employee training, employee feeback, and helps manage time cards & schedules.

Responsibilities include:
• Work closely with Producers, Reporters, Anchors, Assignment Editor and Photographers on daily news coverage
• Oversee production of newscasts and special programming
• Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliance
• Write copy and edit scripts for on-air and digital
• Work with the News Director and other managers to establish newsroom goals and work to develop and further the station's news brand
• Create tactics and strategies to increase demos performance in key target areas for multiple platforms
• Evaluate workflow efficiencies
• Assist in the on-going evaluation of personnel
• Help with recruiting and hiring for news department personnel

Requirements and Qualifications:
• Working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
• Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives
• Ability to plan and adjust personnel during breaking news
• Be investigative and enterprise reporting-driven
• A passion for social media
• Problem solver
• Great people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating
• Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment
• Four-year degree in journalism or communications preferred
• Minimum of seven years of experience as a News Manager

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