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!

WRGT/WKEF, in Dayton, Ohio, is seeking an experienced, hands-on Assistant News Director with strong leadership skills and an aggressive style. This role will directly oversee reporters and producers while working with the News Director to create and oversee strategic plans and special projects, including community projects, election coverage and other special events. The Assistant News Director will direct and manage daily news content and presentation across all platforms. The winning candidate will demonstrate a superior understanding of targeted coverage, storytelling, process, promotion, multimedia journalism and all necessary platforms.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead daily news coverage agenda
  • Responsible for initiating and managing content delivery on all of our news platforms
  • Aggressively pursue breaking news and severe weather
  • Work closely with News Director to establish news content, philosophy and direction
  • Help lead news department focus on alerting, empowering and protecting our viewers
  • Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliancy
  • Provide feedback to all news staff
  • Be a good teacher for younger staff
  • Assist News Director in the on-going evaluation of personnel
  • Help News Director with recruiting and hiring for news department personnel
  • Schedule news staff
  • Write copy and edit scripts for on-air and digital
  • Jump in and produce when necessary
  • Evaluate workflow efficiencies
  • Create tactics and strategies to increase demos performance in key target areas for multiple platforms
Requirements:
  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
  • 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
  • Journalism degree and a minimum of five years' experience in news management with noted leadership skills is required
  • A passion for social media
  • Problem solver
  • Enterprise reporting driven
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment
  • Ability to move from high level strategic view of news operation goals to how to enact tactics to achieve these goals
Experience:
  • At least 7 years as a news manager at a network affiliated TV news station
  • Newscast producing experience
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Proven experience in newscast showcasing and storytelling
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

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Job Location Miamisburg, Ohio, United States
Company Location HR.WKEF.Dayton.Miamisburg.OH
Position Type Full-Time/Regular


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