News Director (WHEC-TV)

Requisition #:  18-5465 - News Director

About Us:  WHEC-TV, News10NBC, is committed to excellence in broadcasting in a professional and innovative work environment. As a Hubbard Rochester, NY employee, you are surrounded by opportunities for growth while working with some of the very best talent in the industry. Our mission is to inform, educate and entertain as we engage and strengthen our community and create value for all stakeholders. A welcoming hometown and a high performance workplace awaits at News10NBC.

Job Overview:  The position of New Director is responsible for directing and manging the news department and seeing that the vision and mission is understood by the entire news organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage overall operation of the news department.
  • Implements goals strategic plans, and business objectives formulated with the General Manager. Coordinate the station's news and information content across its multiple platforms.
  • Responsible for enforcing, following, communicating, and developing various policies, procedures and guidelines for successful operation of the news department including applicable company or station policies and guidelines.
  • Responsible for preparing and managing the news department 's annual operating budget, as well as providing input for the capital budget. Supervise of all news department staff, including recruiting, development, and if necessary, termination of staff members.

Qualification:

  • Minimum of five years of success in key leadership role(s) within a television newsroom. Experence in a multi-platform news organization in breaking news situations.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of all phases of a television news operation including but not limited to: news reporting and writing newscast formats, news producing, newsroom organization and newsgathering technology.
  • Must be a dynamic strong leader with a clear vision and ability to communicate that vision to his/her staff.
  • Ability to think critically and adept at managing in a fast-paced, highly charged and aggressive news environment.
  • Basic understanding of newsroom technical operation including computer networking, newsroom systems, microwave, satellite and digital technology.
  • Knowledge of social media and multiplatform news gathering. Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills.

EEO Statement:          We are an equal opportunity employer.