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News Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:

KGWN-TV, the CBS Affiliate in Cheyenne seeks a news leader who loves news, loves to teach, produce and innovate news content.  The News Director will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, coaching, mentoring, supervising and evaluating newsroom personnel.  The News Director is also responsible for providing innovative content on all social medial platforms.  The News Director is expected to work closely with the General Manager and other department managers to achieve the company’s overall performance goals.  General knowledge of strategic planning and management of budgets is a plus.

 

The News Director must have a strong working knowledge of community issues and needs, understand sound journalist principles, oversee all content gathering and presentation in a visual and viewer-oriented storytelling style.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The News Director must have a strong working knowledge of community issues and needs, understand sound journalist principles, oversee all content gathering and presentation in a visual and viewer-oriented storytelling style.

 

The News Director is also responsible for planning major event coverage such as elections, parades and rodeos as well as daily duties for the MMJ team, those duties include:

The management of editorial flow, assigning MMJ’s for daily coverage
Supervise and schedule personnel
Review content on all platforms for journalistic balance
Participate with station staff in the development of local issue and event coverage plans
Work closely with the staff to distribute content on all platforms
Knowledge and proficiency in posting content to websites and social media

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Applicants should have a minimum of two-years in newsroom management experience and a four-year college degree is preferred.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants should apply at www.gray.tv/applynow

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2018-04-20