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News Director

Altice USA, Yonkers, NY

One of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States

Duration: Full-Time


Altice USA is a cutting-edge communications, media, and tech company. We connect people to what matters most to them; texting with friends, advertising that resonates, or binge watching their favorite show. Our differentiated approach centers around technologies that push the envelope and deliver the ultimate customer experience. We're building a workforce that attracts and retains the best talent, not only to meet the needs of our customers, but that also reflects the diverse communities we serve. We're not the only ones who have seen it; we've recently been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers as well as by the Human Rights Campaign, DiversityInc Magazine, and Cablefax for our diversity & inclusion program.

Responsibilities

 

News 12 is the leader in hyperlocal news, weather, traffic, politics, investigative and more, delivering 24/7 award-winning coverage in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Westchester, and Hudson Valley and available on News12.com and the mobile app.   Additionally, News 12+ delivers 5 local traffic and weather channels.  Plus, now you can see the best of News 12 from across the tri-state area all in one place with

News 12 NY.  Streaming live 24/7 on Tubi, PLEX, Vizio, Amazon's Fire TV news app, Local Now and YouTube.

Imagine running a multi-platform content operation and newsroom in Americas #1 market without stressing the commute to Manhattan. News 12 Westchester/Hudson Valley is one of seven newsrooms in the NY/NJ/Ct region servicing an audience of more than 4.5 million and we're looking our next news director. We're part of the Altice USA family, America's fourth largest cable network and partners with Cheddar, the business focused cable channel.  

This is a multi-location news operation with top-flight veteran journalists and a hungry staff waiting to break that next Pfizer story from next door or to flex its investigative muscle to get answers on important local issues.

  • The next news director will complement their accomplished journalism chops with strong organizational, budget and workflow ideas and execution.
  • Evidence of a strong producing background gets our attention along with a leadership style that balances the drive for innovation and success with active employee engagement, feedback, and communication. And since we're Northeast- come with a demonstrated skillset in delivering impressive multi-platform all year weather coverage. It's a large New York viewing area encompassing Westchester and Rockland County and the Hudson Valley. 
  • Interact with executive management in the development and implementation of network content, policies, priorities and short-and long-term strategic planning for the news station.
  • In conjunction with network executives, the News Director will market the product, enhance/innovate ad sales opportunities, and direct the digital, social media and OTT strategies for the channel.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 10+ years in journalism, including 8+ in television news, with a reputation for quality demonstrated through awards, honors, ratings, brand elevation 
  • At least 5+ years in television management
  • Proficiency in current and emerging newsgathering and production technologies 
  • Understanding budgeting and the economics of a news station
  • A thorough knowledge of libel laws and ethical foundations of journalism
  • Experience with programming and production budgets preferred
  • Ability to manage a fast moving, high pressure newsroom environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as required in a newsroom Superior news judgmentand audience focused strategist 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of digital, social media and OTT platforms 
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, leadership, communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills along with coaching and training skills
  • A fun side ????

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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About Altice USA

Altice USA is a communications and media company that enables its customers through the power of connectivity. With a relentless focus on challenging today’s norm while developing the telecommunication of the future, our products and services bring people closer together and connect them to the things that matter most to them, faster and more easily than ever before.

From high-speed broadband and ultra-HD video, to digital advertising solutions, local news, telephony, and wireless offerings, we are making connections possible around the country -- to businesses, to consumers, to communities, to schools, to hospitals, and everyone in between. 

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