News Director

Posted: 04/06/17 | SHARE:


 WNYT-TV is looking to fill the position of News Director.

  • 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.

  • Supervision of all news department staff, including recruiting, development, and, if necessary, termination of staff members.


Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years experience as a News Director, or four (4) years of total news management experience (waived for internal candidates).  Must possess a four year college degree in journalism, communications, or related field.  Must demonstrate knowledge of all phases of a TV news operation including, but not limited to, news reporting and writing, newscast production, newsroom organization, digital and social media initiatives, and both newsgathering and weather technologies.  Applicants must demonstrate strong people skills, as well as a strategy for directing the number one TV news operation in the Capital Region to further growth.  Must be computer literate.

Physical Requirements:

Manual dexterity to operate computers and computer-like devices commonly found in local TV newsrooms.  Must be able to handle the stress of managing a deadline-oriented department of nearly 60 people.

Apply to:
Job# 7-17
Albany, NY
No Telephone Calls Please

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