News Director (KCNC TV – DENVER)

Position: News Director

Compensation and Benefits include: Base Salary ($195,000 - $210,000/year depending on experience) and eligibility for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Plan, Life Insurance Coverage, Disability Benefits, Tuition Assistance Program, PTO.  CBS News and Stations is searching for the next news and content leader of its portfolio in Denver.  We’re looking for a dynamic, inclusive, hardworking leader who has a history of exhibiting excellent news judgment.  The next News Director will lead the news products KCNC-TV, CBSN Denver, and (collectively, CBS Denver).  As part of leading CBSN Denver, the ND will be instrumental in developing strategies to drive audience growth.  The right candidate will work with the Vice President and General Manager to establish quality journalism covering the various communities throughout Colorado.  The right person will own the charge to evolving the newsroom to a multi-platform, multi-skilled operation that produces content 24/7.

Qualified applicants will have a record of covering breaking news and weather.  They will also have experience producing investigative, consumer advocacy, and enterprise reporting.  Someone with a history of recruiting, developing, and retaining journalists is also a must.  Being a problem solver and creative doer are important.  We also are looking for candidates with a history of handling resources in a major newsroom and making smart investments geared toward audience growth.


  • Creates 24/7 strategy and direction for news coverage across platforms.
  • Ability to leverage and apply research leading to audience growth.
  • Cultivate the growth of journalists through feedback, performance management, and training.
  • Works with fellow department heads to improve promotion and monetization of content across platforms.
  • Ability to delegate and appoint newsroom staff into appropriate roles maximizing strengths.
  • Understanding of how to work well with people from all backgrounds.
  • Familiar with managing newsroom budgets and anticipating major financial challenges and changes.


  • BA from a four-year college or university is preferred with 5-10 years experience in a newsroom leadership role, preferably larger market

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The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to beginning employment. 

KCNC-TV, CBS4 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or disabled veteran status; and to conform to applicable laws and regulations.  This policy of equal employment covers all aspects of the employment relationship including application, initial employment, promotion, transfer, selection for training opportunities, wage, and salary administration.  We recognize that continued growth and business success depend on the development and utilization of the full range of the nation’s human resources.