Full Time Job

Assistant News Director


Macon, GA 11-02-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

WGXA is seeking an experienced, hands-on Assistant News Director with strong leadership skills and a bold style to lead the day-to-day content. 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 platforms. The person in role not only implements the News Director's vision but oversees new employee training, employee feedback, 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

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