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Assistant News Director

Assistant News Director

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News Writers/Producers
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WTIC/WCCT a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for an Assistant News Director. We are looking for someone who has a passion for news, loves to showcase content, and is aggressive with breaking news coverage.

This person will help lead a growing station and help drive the editorial content for all WTIC/WCCT newscasts. This means constantly mentoring our reporters and producers as they generate memorable content for all of our platforms: websites, mobile devices, social networking sites and local news broadcasts.

This is a senior management position, perfect for the aspiring news director


  • Be able to shine at showcasing our content whether it’s a special project or daily news.
  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of newsroom operation with direct responsibility to staff scheduling, special projects and special events.
  • Participate in the hiring, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Ensures quality news, sports and weather presentation through consistent writing and graphics.
  • Oversees pre-planning for news specials and special assignments and works closely with executive producers to ensure aggressive, competitive and compelling newscasts.
  • Creates and coordinates editorial projects across corporate lines. Assists in developing overall editorial and promotional strategy to increase ratings.



  • Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications or a combination of equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 7 years newscast producing, reporting and/or assignment desk management experience required.
  • Previous management experience is a must.
  • Also must demonstrate proven track record at guiding a successful news operation.
  • excellent writing skills and news judgement as well as know what it takes to craft a successful newscast that appeals to our viewers.
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit

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