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News Director/Multimedia Content Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION:
WEEK/WHOI-TV is seeking a News Director/Multimedia Content Manager to lead its multi-station news products and services. This operation currently produces 11 hours of local news across three platforms daily. Newscasts air live and simultaneous, using two control rooms, separate studios and news sets. Newscasts are separately branded and anchored making the Peoria Operation unique.

Situated 2.5 hours from Chicago, 2.5 hours from St Louis and 3 hours from Indianapolis, Peoria is a vibrant medium-sized city that is easy to live in yet close to big city life and culture.

We offer a competitive benefits package consisting of medical, dental, vision, short term and long term disability, life insurance and 401(k).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The management leader for our news department will be responsible for producing and managing local news and visual content for the entire operation including WEEK-TV, Peoria, Illinois’ most watched local news, WHOI-TV now the number two news leader in the market, WAOE, the MyNetwork affiliate, and CINewsNow.com. We are partnered with Accu-Weather using the Cinema 3D Live system and the new StoryTeller system.

REQUIREMENTS:
The candidate chosen will have an enthusiasm for the future of local news in a rapidly advancing environment. They will continue a 35 year tradition of news dominance guiding an outstanding award-winning veteran staff while recruiting and shaping future talent, using all tools available to new media. He/she will oversee a staff that produces and publishes innovative and compelling local news and programming for TV as well as for the web that will attract, engage and grow our viewers, users and subscribers. Granite’s Peoria Operation is committed to the new frontier of video journalism as it serves our traditional business and new media. Candidates must be capable of working in a competitive environment to achieve budgetary and viewership goals.

HOW TO APPLY:
Contact information:
Please send cover letter and resume to:

Mail: Human Resources
WEEK-TV - 2907 Springfield Road • East Peoria, IL 61611

Email: elouck@week.com

Or Applications taken at WEEK-TV, Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM

No phone calls, please. Interviews will be by appointment only.

GRANITE BROADCASTING CORPORATION/WEEK-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DEADLINE: 2013-09-30