Assistant News Manager - WIS
WIS-TV has been the #1 ranked television station in the capitol city of Columbia, South Carolina for 70 years. WIS broadcasts to 41 of the state's 46 counties, making it truly ''South Carolina's TV Station''. WIS ranks as the #2 ranked NBC in the country (out of 253 affiliates). Among its many former notable on-air staff is NBC Today Show co-host Craig Melvin. Melvin, a Columbia native, got his start as a reporter and anchor for WIS. WIS is an award-winning news operation with over 60 Emmy nominations in the last 5 years. WIS is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism Excellence and has been awarded ''South Carolina Broadcasters Association Station of the Year'' a record 16 times. We were also one of only three stations in the nation awarded the Service to America Award in 2022. The award is in recognition for our annual ''Families Helping Families'' that helps make sure children accross the Midlands of South Carolina have presents each year for Christmas. Our station's rich history of community service supports a diverse Midlands of South Carolina population and has dedicated our support of the state's many veterans (South Carolina is home to the most retired military veterans in the nation) in our ''Year of the Veteran'' initiative which honors and supports veterans many needs. Columbia is also home to Fort Jackson, the US Army's largest army installation for Basic Combat Training in the nation, and employers Blue Cross Blue Shield and Palmetto Health systems. WIS provides over 55 hours of live news per week for the viewers of South Carolina and is proud to have two broadcast icons in Judi Gatson and Rick Henry as reigning TV Anchor and TV Sportscaster of the Year.
In 2019, WIS commissioned Columbia's CW on 10.2, which now provides a full schedule of programming and WIS newscasts, including a nightly 10pm newscast. The historic and iconic WIS building is located two blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse and just across the street from the sprawling University of South Carolina. Outdoor enthusiast relish the areas many golf courses that South Carolina has to offer along with boating and fishing on the large 50,000 acre Lake Murray recreational area in Lexington County. Lake Murray is the largest recreational reservoir in the world.
WIS-TV, the #1 rated legacy NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina, is seeking a motivated, hands-on Assistant News Director to craft daily news coverage and help oversee our dynamic, Emmy winning team. The ideal candidate possesses strong news judgement and a competitive fire to drive audience growth on all platforms. The candidate must also have strong leadership skills and the ability to generate impactful news content ideas and strategies.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Manage and schedule staff that produces 55+ hours of local news content a week.
- Review daily newscasts and other content for quality control and provide feedback to news staff.
- Implement and grow station's brand and image across multiple platforms.
- Work closely with news content staff to create original programming.
- Foster a winning newsroom culture focused on high-level execution of weather and breaking news coverage.
- Bachelor's Degree in journalism, broadcast media or related field.
- Minimum five years of experience in television news, with at least two years in management preferred.
- High-level understanding of journalistic ethics.
- Ability to adjust and excel while working a flexible schedule.
Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gp53k4-3-238-204-167-42 in your application.