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Assistant News Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:

KTBS-TV the ABC Affiliate in Shreveport, LA is looking for a dynamic, creative, self-motivated Assistant News Director to drive daily content, big stories, breaking news and special projects. The successful candidate will be a positive, proven and effective communicator with a track record of news room and digital leadership to include execution of best-in-class breaking news, weather coverage and community service on all broadcast & digital platforms. The ideal candidate will generate ideas for improving workflow, content and production to drive audience growth on television and all digital platforms. The Assistant News Director will work closely with the News Director on strategic planning and hiring, among other assigned duties.

KTBS 3 is one of the few stations in the country that can still claim local ownership and community identity. Core values include a commitment to community partnerships, a focus on In Depth storytelling and leadership in investigative journalism.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead aggressive breaking news and weather coverage
  • Manage day-to-day coverage, major events, and breaking news across all broadcast and digital platforms
  • Carry out strategies to increase ratings and performance in all newscasts
  • Sets the bar in editorial planning and follows through with producers and reporters during the day to make sure the visionary plan for the day is reflected in newscasts and online
  • Leads content initiatives; assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met.
  • Responsible for news staff development and training in coordination with other news managers
  • Participates in the performance review process for staff
  • Manage script approval process
  • Assist News Director in all recruiting and training efforts
  • Oversight manager for all special projects and promotable stories
  • Works closely with all station departments to create and implement station-sponsored initiatives and community events
  • Knowledgeable of FCC rules and laws pertaining to news broadcasting in multi-media platforms and employment and labor regulations
  • Enforces newsroom’s policies and procedures, including deadlines and scripting style
  • Performs assigned duties of News Director when needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a senior manager
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a news manager preferred
  • Strong knowledge of digital strategies and tracking on all digital platforms
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent work experience
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours, late nights and weekends when required

HOW TO APPLY:

EOE Email resume to: accounting@ktbs.com or mail to AND-1, Box 44227, Shreveport, La 71134-4227

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2019-04-18