Full Time Job

News Director

KVAL

Eugene, OR 07-16-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

KVAL is seeking an experienced, hands-on News Director with strong leadership skills and a bold style to lead one of the strongest local newsrooms in the country. Our mission is to produce impact stories with a distinctive focus on accountability reporting.

Responsibilities include:
• Managing the station's news operations, setting budgets, establishing goals and directing the staff that produces 50+ hours of local news weekly

• Responsible for initiating and managing growing content delivery on multiple platforms

• Work closely with local and corporate management to establish News content, philosophy and direction

• Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control, brand compliance, and subsequently provide feedback to all news staff

• Recruiting, hiring and negotiating contracts for news department personnel

• Collaborate with other managers to develop marketing plans, establish ratings goals, and effectively reach said goals

Requirements and Qualifications:
• Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws

• Will bring strong fiscal experience for both operational and capital expenditures

• Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts on two stations and must have a proven track record of success in building a winning news organization

• Journalism degree and a minimum of five years experience in news management with noted leadership skills is required

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

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