Job Title:News Director
The News Director delivers and contributes accurate news content across all media platforms.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Work with and under the direction of the Program Director.
Manage news staff and assign stories.
Produce and Anchor/Co-Host Morning News Block with personality.
Enterprise local news stories. Interview, edit, write and produce for air.
Maintain and expand relationships with local news sources.
Responsible for evaluating stories; organizing them into a cohesive sequence within a newscast or digital content for the web.
Responsible for maintaining current content on social media platforms and the “Local News” section of station website.
Contribute to the editorial process and make solid decisions in breaking news situations.
Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all digital devices.
Must be able to interact well with other journalists, anchors, production and engineering staff.
Detail oriented; proficient in audio editing.
Excellent verbal, written, grammar and analytical skills.
Ability to intelligently interview, over the phone or in person, various officials and newsmakers.
Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of listener needs and expectations.
Knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Bachelors Degree in Communications, TV/film; or 4+ years equivalent experience in television or radio broadcast/production.
Familiar with use of standard broadcast equipment, both in-studio and on location.
Utilize Wide Orbit technology; MS Outlook; social media
NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.
To apply please send resume and air-check to firstname.lastname@example.org with “News Director” as the Subject Line. No phone calls please.