Assistant News Director

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WEAR-TV/WFGX-TV is seeking an experienced, hands-on News Director with strong leadership skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the News Director to execute the vision and strategic road map daily
  • Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all platforms
  • Responsible for managing reporters and performance execution
  • Plan or define strategic direction for special content coverage
  • Collaborate with the desk to manage content planning and execution
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with
  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
  • Will bring strong logistic and strategic planning
  • Excellent verbal, written, and conflict management skills
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts on two stations and must have a proven track record of success in building a winning news organization
  • A journalism degree and a minimum of five years' experience in news management with noted leadership skills is required
  • Must be able to interact well with reporters, photographers, anchors, all department heads, news managers, production and engineering staff
  • Detailed-oriented
Required Experience:
  • Proven track record on driving audience growth on-air and across all platforms
  • Execution of investigative or data driven journalism
  • Working knowledge of ComScore and Nielsen
  • Knowledge of Excel
  • Advanced computer skills
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.


Job Location Pensacola, Florida, United States
Company Location HR.WEAR.Mobile-Pensacola.Pensacola.FL
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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