Full Time Job

Assistant News Director

CBS Television Stations

Pittsburgh, PA 09-09-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description


We're looking for an Assistant News Director to run the day-to-day operations in one of the country's best and brightest newsrooms. We're a powerhouse CBS station looking for a talented individual to carry out the day-to-day vision of good producing, in-depth coverage, good storytelling, aggressive weather & sports coverage, and then be ready to turn it all on a dime when big breaking news hits. We're also looking for someone who is savvy in the digital space and knows how to deliver a ''digital first'' approach to covering news on our streaming service CBSN Pittsburgh and how it can help broadcasts. Our Assistant News Director will work directly with reporters to craft well-written and focused reports. S/He will also work side-by-side with Executive Producers on newscasts to ensure strategic content placement and exceptional newscast production. We expect this person to be passionate about news and be wired to WIN!


Required Skills:

Manage and schedule staff that produces 60+ hours of local content a week.

Review daily newscasts and other content for quality control and provide feedback to news staff.

Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks & people, and meet deadlines.

Champion and encourage digital output on digital/streaming/social platforms.

Excellent news judgment and ability to problem-solve.

Execute a vision for the way newscasts should appear on-air and support a team of broadcast professionals in executing that vision.

Ability to stay focused in breaking news situations.

Foster an environment of good culture and inclusion.

Self-motivated team player & leader with exceptional people skills to execute the station's overall news mission.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

College Degree in journalism, communications or related field required

At least 10 years of newsroom experience, some newsroom management preferred

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