Assistant News Director (8275)

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WPMI-TV, in Mobile, Alabama, is seeking an experienced, hands-on Assistant News Director with strong leadership skills.

The ideal candidate will oversee production of newscasts and special programming for all of our broadcast stations. You will work closely with the other Producers, Reporters, Anchors, Assignment Editor and Photographers on daily news coverage. The ideal candidate must be proficient in creative writing, copy editing, enterprising stories and be committed to managing compelling newscasts. You must be able to multi-task and have an eye for detail. The ideal candidate will also work with the News Director and other managers to establish newsroom goals and work to develop and further the brand of each station's news programs. The Assistant News Director will work individually with members of the news team to set personal goals and evaluate their performance on a regular basis. As a newsroom leader, the expectation is that the Assistant News Director will lead by example.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee newscasts, script reviews of Producers and Reporters for assigned newscasts
  • Manage and train other Producers
  • Special projects
  • Planning and overseeing continuity into upcoming newscasts
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Requirements:

  • Four-year degree in journalism or communications preferred
  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
  • Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives
  • Strong newscast showcasing skills
  • Ability to plan and adjust personnel during breaking news
  • Great people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating
  • Experience with iNews and Xpression a plus
  • At least 3 years of experience in broadcast journalism as an Executive Producer or equivalent experience

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

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