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Assistant News Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:
WTVC NewsChannel 9, the top-rated station in exciting Chattanooga, TN, seeks an aggressive, energetic Assistant News Director to supervise day-to-day operations of the news department.

The winning candidate will demonstrate a superior understanding of targeted coverage, storytelling, promotion, multi-media journalism and all necessary systems.

The Assistant News Director must be able to perform the News Director`s duties should the News Director be unavailable. This person will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization`s policies and applicable laws. It is critical that the Assistant News Director have the people skills necessary to influence and direct news staffers by winning their confidence, respect and loyal cooperation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Assistant News Director will oversee daily operations and maintain content quality standards across all platforms; make assignments; conduct daily coverage meetings; schedule staff; provide direct supervision to reporters, photographers, editors and producers including hiring, training and evaluation; and engage with the News Director to create and oversee strategic plans, promotional plans and special projects.

REQUIREMENTS:
Requirements include a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; a minimum of five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants must apply on line at www.sbgi.net. EOE & DFW

DEADLINE: 2013-04-30