• News Director

    Location US-IN-Indianapolis
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/3/2018 11:33 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-48316
    Category
    News Writers/Producers
  • Overview

    WXIN/WTTV, a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for a News Director to work in our Indianapolis location.

    This is one of the preeminent jobs in broadcasting, heading up a single newsroom producing 90 hours of content each week for the leading news brands in Indianapolis. The News Director will be responsible for 180+ multi-platform journalists, creating the vision and executing the strategy that will continue to drive audience ratings and the online success of these legacy stations.

    Responsibilities

    • Oversee all aspects of the news operation, leading the daily editorial process and executing multi-platform coverage for two separate brands.
    • Supervise overall coverage of breaking news, investigative reporting, special projects, special event and political coverage. Make digital/social platforms a key component of everything we do.
    • Exhibit outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills. Hire and develop top quality journalists, coach dynamic and effective managers, oversee talent and newsroom staff, review and evaluate, reward and discipline as needed. Address complaints and resolve problems promptly.
    • Drive a culture of creativity, teamwork and excellence on all platforms. Be cognizant of industry opportunities and challenges and innovate solutions.
    • Develop and manage the newsroom budget and provide guidance for capital resources.
    • Collaborate with station departments to identify and execute strategies to take advantage of station opportunities.
    • Utilize research across diverse sources to grow newscasts and digital footprint across the DMA.
    • Seek out and develop community contacts and opportunities.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required
    • 7-10 years’ newsroom management experience within a top 50 market television station; multiple market experience preferred
    • Proven journalistic skills and knowledge of worldwide news events required
    • Exceptional leadership and organizational skills to produce 90 hours per week of content across multiple platforms
    • Must possess strong, effective communication and leadership skills, directing a large and diverse news staff to maintain a consistent and high-quality news product on-air and online
    • Visionary thinker, excellent strategy and tactics development
    • Excellent coaching, training, problem-solving
    • Energetic, able to multi-task in a dynamic environment
    • Broad knowledge of the digital space
    • Self-motivated; doesn’t wait for direction but cognizant of organizational communication needs
    • Must be willing to submit to a background check
    • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

    Equal Employment Opportunity

     

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    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 http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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