Full Time Job

News Director


Birmingham, AL 02-05-2024
Apply @ Employer
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Local News Director

WVTM 13, the NBC affiliate in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama has an opening for an experienced and dynamic News Director.
Our next newsroom leader will have the experience to guide trusted daily news execution and a collaborative leadership style to inspire our committed team of journalists. You will lead our team in the execution of market-leading breaking news, weather coverage and community service on all platforms daily. You will partner with our best-in-class creative team to reach all audiences. Our current News Director is moving within the company to lead a much larger news organization. With a unique format and the resources of Hearst Television, this is a rare opportunity to join the best in the business living in our Magic City known for all the amenities of much bigger cities with a hometown feel and support structure. You will report to the President & General Manager.

• Editorial leadership and local news department serving multiple platform
• Recruit and coach editorial team
• Develop contemporary news product on all platforms
• Budget administration
• Develop and execute news operation strategy
• Collaborate with other department heads on station plans

• 5+ years of broadcast television newsroom operation management
• Experience mentoring news staff
• Experienced recruiter
• Demonstrate how you have improved news product at another broadcast television station
• Experience managing multiple hours of daily newscasts
• Have and exhibit unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
• Have a valid driver's license
• Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
• Medical | Dental | Vision
• 401(k) matching
• Emotional Wellness Support
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Parental Leave
• LGBTQ+ Health Services
• Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r15k40-3-239-9-151-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.