Oversees the station’s daily 4 and a half hour morning news block and helps implement the strategies to improve the morning news product and dramatically increase ratings.
The architect of a morning strategy, emphasizing a family of on-air news personalities, local coverage and content attractive to a morning audience
Participates in daily meetings where stories are discussed and assigned to reporters. When stories are assigned, makes sure reporters understand what is expected of them. (The focus of the story; where it might play in newscast; possible production techniques to enhance the story).
Works closely with the assignment desk throughout the shift; assigning reporters and photographers, managing lunch and breaks and making final decision surrounding content, overtime and breaking news
Recruits, mentors and leads a team of anchors, reporters, producers, writers, digital producers and assignment editors
Oversees format implementation and producing tactics with focus on creating a journalistically sound and entertaining package of live moments, storytelling, pace, flow and graphic enhancement
Develops, monitors and maintains cohesiveness among team
Quickly addresses issues and is solution driven
Reads and edits scripts
Profound familiarity with social media and how to utilize on all platforms required
Familiarity with ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and SNG (Satellite News Gathering) operations required
Must know the New York market
Contributes enterprise ideas for news series
May have to produce broadcast from time to time
Excellent leader and motivator
Ability to perform, lead and adjust under pressure
Must be able to manage a large staff under extreme pressure
Individual must be willing to participate in projects sponsored by the station to enhance its image or help the community
Extended workdays may be required
College degree preferred
Minimum of 5 years experience as television news manager
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