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!

KATU is seeking an experienced, hands-on Assistant 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
  • Manage assignment desk
  • Work with reporters, photographers and producers to develop on-air and on-line content
  • Coordinate breaking news coverage (including content & logistics)
  • Develop enterprise stories and investigative content
  • Monitor social media and news services
  • Keep news staff aware of breaking news and important stories of the day
  • Ability to work and lead well in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, and emerging social media
  • 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
  • Must have a proven track record of success in building a winning news organization
  • A journalism degree and news management experience is required
  • Must be able to interact well with reporters, photographers, anchors, all department heads, news managers, production and engineering staff
  • Detail-oriented
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


Required Skills

Job Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Company Location HR.KATU/KUNP.Portland OR.Portland.OR
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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