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News Director

Company: Sinclair Broadcast Group
Location: Asheville
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

WLOS/WMYA is seeking an experienced, inspiring, hands-on News Director with strong leadership skills and a bold style to lead a dynamic content center in beautiful Asheville, NC. Our mission is to produce impactful stories with a focus on accountability reporting across platforms. The ideal candidate values creative storytelling and providing distinctive content. You must have a passion for innovation and embrace multiple platform storytelling. We need someone who can grow our audience and -deliver 24/7 content with storytelling optimized for each screen.Responsibilities include: -

  • Managing the station's news operations, setting budgets, establishing goals and directing the staff that produces almost 40 hours of local news weekly and content on our website and social media -
  • Initiating and managing growing content delivery both on linear and digital platforms -
  • Teaching, coaching and mentoring the newsroom for best practices
  • Fostering an inspiring and inclusive culture
  • Working closely with local and corporate management to establish News content, philosophy and direction
  • Reviewing daily newscasts and digital content to ensure quality control, brand compliance, and subsequently provide feedback to all news staff
  • Recruiting, hiring and negotiating contracts for news department personnel
  • Collaborating with other managers to develop marketing plans, establish ratings goals, and effectively reach goals
  • Producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content
  • Planning and executing strategic coverage and operationsRequirements and Qualifications: -
    • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
    • Will bring strong fiscal experience for both operational and capital expenditures -
    • 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 -Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Keywords: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Asheville , News Director, Executive , Asheville, North Carolina

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