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Assistant News Director, WNYT, News/Weather/Sports

Assistant News Director, WNYT, News/Weather/Sports

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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