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News Director - 32184BR


Telemundo (Station) is looking for an experienced and motivated News Director to lead the News organization and the development of local content across all media platforms.


Job Number 32184BR
Job Title       News Director -KDEN
Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations
Posting Category TV Content & Production

About Us
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. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


Career Level  Experienced
Country United  States
State/Province Colorado
City Denver


Telemundo (Station) is looking for an experienced and motivated News Director to lead the News organization and the development of local content across all media platforms.


Essential Functions:
• Provides leadership and drives strategy for News coverage, driving culture of creativity and excellence.
• Collaborating to ensure local newscasts are well conceived and provide multi-platform, high quality coverage, accuracy, and integrity to improve competitive position in the market.
• In addition to direct oversight of News, this individual will work closely with Sales, Engineering, Production and other departments to further multi-platform opportunities and support Telemundo branding and programming initiatives.
• Creates the cohesive standards for all aspects of the on-air presentation in coordination with the brand.
• Manages and develops news personnel, makes hiring decisions and establishes performance goals and guidelines.
• Oversees the evaluation and performance appraisal across the organization.
• Coaches and develops staff to work and grow in a multiplatform environment.
• Drives culture and creativity, excellence and performance.
• Work with local management in the effective use of resources and synergies in managing operations to develop standards and processes for optimal performance.
• Overall responsibility for newsgathering, production, news programming and presentation.
• Ensure newscasts are well conceived and provide high quality coverage, accuracy and integrity.
• Implement strategic mission and tactical operation of newsroom while ensuring the highest levels of journalistic, ethical, TV production and promotional standards are maintained.
• Oversee day-to-day coverage, big story, breaking news and sweeps planning with consideration of payroll, staffing, field, and news operations to meet established goals and objectives.
• Manage and lead team of News professionals.
• Ability to identify future-scheduled events and plan coverage around them.
• Must plan for the unexpected and respond well in crisis, keeping the news staff focused and committed to performing under extreme tension and pressure.
• Will report to KDEN President and General Manager.


Basic Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent work experience
• 3 to 5 years in the following areas:
• Experience as a News Director, Assistant News Director or similar leadership role at a broadcast station in major market(s)
• Experience preparing departmental budgets, developing strategic plans to operate within budgets
• Experience and success in coaching, leading and motivating a team of employees

Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
• Must be willing to work a flexible schedule and shifts
• Must be willing to work in Denver, CO
• Must be fluent in English/Spanish (speak, read & write)


Desired Characteristics:
• Multi-platform experience
• Strong organizational skills
• Marketing research skills
• Excellent people management, leadership and coaching skills
• Ability to multi-task in a dynamic, content driven, technology intensive environment and meet deadlines
• Strong performance management and leadership skills
• Energetic and diligent in launching major campaigns


Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

Job Number:  32184BR

DEADLINE: 2017-02-25