Full Time Job

Assistant News Director


Green Bay, WI 07-09-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
WFRV-TV in Green Bay, WI seeks a motivated and skilled individual to join our leadership team as an Assistant News Director.
• Assisting in the management of the News Department
• Participating in planning, staffing, training, and conducting performance evaluations for the News Department.
• Providing coaching, leadership, and guidance in storytelling to team members.
• Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control.
• Conducting critiques of newscasts to enhance coverage and provide feedback to the news staff.
• Offering valuable insights on hiring, evaluating, and promoting news personnel.
• Help develop coverage plans for breaking news and special events
• Collaborate with the News Director to establish goals and develop a strategic plan for the newsroom
• Assigning projects to the team and ensuring that deadlines are consistently met.
• Responsively addressing coverage questions and issues.
• Filling in as a producer or assignment manager if needed.
• Serves as the News Director in his/her absence.

Work Experience:
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
• Experience in news leadership
• An ability to identify the developmental needs of others and provide coaching and mentorship.
• The capability to adapt effectively to daily coverage plans as new content and breaking news unfolds.
• Strong organizational skills to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Effective listening skills to understand employee needs and collaborate with the team to develop solutions.
Other Relevant Information:
• This role operates in a high-stress environment with deadline pressures and the unpredictability of breaking news, which can occur anytime.
• Day-to-day multitasking and simultaneous management of multiple projects with frequent changes in direction and priority are essential.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
• The Assistant News Director must be able to stand, sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Must be able to lift, set up, and operate equipment or items weighing up to 25 pounds.

WFRV and Nexstar Media Inc. are an equal opportunity employer.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw056y-34-204-198-73-42 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.