Assistant News Director (WNYT, News/Weather/Sports)

POSTING DATE: August 21, 2018       
JOB#: 16-18
JOB TITLE: Assistant News Director           
COMPANY: WNYT, News/Weather/Sports
SCHEDULE: 

Monday-Friday

STATUS: Full Time, Salaried
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 


The Assistant News Director oversees the day-to-day news gathering operation, guiding coverage across multiple platforms, including broadcast and digital.  We’re looking for an inspirational leader, who can create a consistently excellent news product, utilizing audience research and ratings data.  The AND must be able to create, maintain, and change complicated coverage plans that span a three state region, including New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont.  Those wishing to be considered for this opportunity should detail in their cover letter how their experience and skill-set fits into the particulars of this position.  Also, please include a brief explanation of your news coverage philosophy.  Finally, please include a link to your most recent newscast.


·         Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or related field preferred.

·         Minimum 5 years of experience as an executive producer, assignment manager/managing editor or assistant news director, or minimum 8 years as a top market producer or assignment editor.

·         Strong editorial judgment.

·         Superior sense of news standards and ethics.

·         Proven track record with breaking news, investigative and enterprise reporting, and weather coverage.

·         Excellent communication and problem-solving abilities.

·         Experience applying research to daily news gathering, investigative reporting, breaking news, and weather.

·         Experience interpreting Nielsen and ComScore audience data.

 
DUTIES: 


·         Directly supervise newsroom staff in daily newsgathering.

·         Work on news management team to create tactics and strategies for audience growth.

·         Implement research and strategic initiatives in daily newsgathering plan.

·         Assures brand adherence in daily newsgathering.

·         Lead reporters in producing original content.

·         Work with reporters and photographers to develop stories rich in solid story-telling.

·         Manage script approval process with producers, reporters and executive producer.

·         Review daily newscasts for quality control, assuring producer goals are met.

·         Work with News Director and Executive Producer to provide feedback and coaching to staff.

·         Write, and train team to write, urgent, captivating content.

·         Lead coverage planning of major and special events.

·         Back-up for News Director when needed.

·         Work across departments to create the strongest news product possible.

·         Assist News Director with recruiting, hiring and accountability.

·         Create and manage staff schedules.

·         Approve staff time sheets.

·         Work with fleet management service to maintain fleet of crew vehicles.

·         Provide support to News Director for budgetary planning.

·         Manage cooperative agreements that include networks for weather-related closings and election returns.

 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 


Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

 
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https://wnyt.com/article/10124/
Job# 16-18
Albany, NY
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