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Assistant News Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The E.W. Scripps owned ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, seeks an aggressive, enthusiastic, motivated & dedicated News Manager who will supervise the daily operation of the newsroom, guide coverage across platforms, directly supervise the reporting staff and assist in leading special event coverage.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Assistant News Director is responsible for the gathering, production and distribution of news content on multiple platforms.

Key activities

  • Assist News Director with supervisory responsibility for all news broadcasts and online content
  • Involved in hiring and performance management of direct reports
  • Assist News Director in the on-going evaluation of personnel
  • Coach producers and multi-media journalists on presentation
  • Lead breaking news coverage across multiple platforms
  • Ability to manage cross platform content creation and distribution
  • Implement and have working knowledge of federal, state and local laws impacting operations
  • Write copy, edit and proof-read scripts for air and web
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station websites
  • Schedule anchors and multi-media journalists
  • Lead coverage planning of major events, i. e. elections, special events
  • Proactively communicate news initiatives across departments
  • Evaluate workflow efficiencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Minimum of 3 years newsroom management experience
  • Minimum of 3 years newscast producing experience
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply online

DEADLINE: 2013-11-28