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News Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:
NBCUniversal is one of the world`s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: KDEN-Channel 25 is looking for an experienced, creative and motivated News Director to manage and lead the station`s News department including long and short range planning and execution of the daily newscast and special projects within budgetary constraints.

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team where quality performance is recognized and rewarded.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful News Director candidate will be one who has strong news judgment with the ability to lead and inspire a highly talented news staff to reach beyond established goals and who will perform these functions within the context of Company and Station`s objectives, policies and procedures. The News Director will be a model staff member. This position will report directly to the Station Manager.

Job Description:

  • Enforces newsroom`s policies and procedures, including deadlines and style.
  • Establishes the strategic mission and tactical operations of the newsroom while maintaining the highest levels of journalistic, legal, TV production and promotion standards. Ensures overall execution of news mission and assumes top leadership role.
  • Manages daily news operation for distribution to multiple platforms.
  • Creates strategies for developing digital content across multiple platforms.
  • Generates strategies to increase ratings and performance in key target areas across multiple platforms.
  • Creates expectations for all aspects of the on-air presentation of content for all shows.
  • Leads coverage planning of major events, and sweeps coverage.
  • Develops show missions and makes sure the daily goals and missions are executed.
  • Evaluates workflow efficiencies ensuring editorial resources and expectations are clearly defined and met.
  • Recruits, develops, and leads news room staff. Oversees the evaluation and performance appraisal process within the news department.
  • Implements and has working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws impacting newsroom operations.
  • Writes, produces, and posts scripts for multiple platforms.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience as a news manager and/or Director in related field including managerial experience of a mid-size team (5-15) of professional individuals.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in Spanish market broadcast television.
  • A degree in journalism or a closely related field is required.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) required both written and verbal.
  • Experience preparing departmental budgets, developing strategic plans and presenting in front of large audiences.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work well under pressure and have the ability to train, coach, and motivate staff members in a positive way to advance their skills and bring out the very best in each of them.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • High level of experience in technical expertise across emerging multi-media platforms.
  • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels.
  • Knowledgeable about FCC rules and laws pertaining to news broadcasting in multi-media platforms and employment and labor regulations.
  • Possess strong writing, producing, creative, management and leadership skills.
  • Must be creative, innovative, have an extremely hands on managing style, and be able to create and execute a winning strategy across multiple platforms.
  • Must be a fierce competitor who plays to win.
  • Possesses the skills, passion, vision, and drive to take us to the highest levels of performance.
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours, late nights and weekends as required. Good attendance and ability to avoid tardiness is crucial.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends with short notice (if applicable)
  • Must be willing to work in Aurora, CO
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU`s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
www.nbcunicareers.com
Job Number 11858

DEADLINE: 2013-10-11