Full Time Job

Assistant News Director


Schenectady, NY 10-17-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

WRGB needs a leader who is a creative storyteller with an aggressive approach to breaking news on-air and online and an eye for enterprising and investigative news content. The Assistant News Director helps protect the station's credibility, questioning the content, accuracy, and fairness of scripts and web stories. The person in this role not only implements the News Director's vision but oversees new employee training, employee feedback and review, and helps manage time cards and absences.

Assistant News Director, you will:
• 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

• 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 five years of experience as a News Manager

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