Director III, News

The News Director leads and supervises all aspects of news, weather and sports programming production.

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Manages all aspects of the News Department (other than Production)
  • Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department.
  • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees.
  • Develops news coverage strategy for the station and its website.
  • Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improve coverage and provide mentoring feedback to news staff.
  • Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met.
  • Ensures achievement of viewer rating goals.
  • Determines programming and evaluation of equipment needs to produce quality programming.
  • Responds to coverage questions.
  • Works with other senior station leaders to establish and reach station goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in news programming production, with at least two years’ experience in a leadership role. (More or less depending on market size.)
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Experience preparing and maintaining departmental budgets.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand employee needs and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
Apply Online at https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar Job Req # 13579
Apply by 12/30/2021