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News Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:
NEWS DIRECTOR Max Media of Montana`s KFBB ABC/FOX in Great Falls, Montana seeks a newsroom leader to develop and deliver superior content on multiple platforms. We need a fierce competitor to lead the staff to excellence and solidify the station`s News brand in the market. Verifiable newsroom management experience, training and coaching abilities, budgetary planning and execution, high-level organizational skills, and impeccable ethics are all required. Staff includes multiple bureaus across the state. Website posting/publishing experience a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee day-to-day functions of the news department in Great Falls and Max Media`s capitol bureau in Helena. Direct ABC/FOX news gathering efforts, assign stories to reporters, monitor wire services, identify important news issues within the community, constructively critique staff writing and reporting, oversee content posting on station website and social media.

REQUIREMENTS:
Verifiable newsroom management experience as a News Director, Executive Producer, Managing Editor, or similar position, training and coaching abilities, budgetary planning and execution, high level of organizational skills and impeccable ethics required. Must be dedicated to establishing a high standard of compelling broadcast journalism. Applicable computer skills, writing skills, and experience with ENPS and other newsroom systems. Undergraduate Degree in Broadcast Journalism preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary history to Personnel, Max Media of Montana, 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801. EEO.

DEADLINE: 2013-02-26