Location: Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas Function: Production Specialty: Television & Film, Video Level: Manager (Supervisor) Duration: Full Time Salary Description: competitive
Job Duties KXAS is looking for an Assistant News Director with strong news judgment and 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 objectives, policies and procedures. This position will report directly to the VP of News.
Manage day-to-day coverage, major events, and breaking news across all KXAS broadcast and digital platforms
Implement strategies and tactics to increase ratings and performance in all newscasts
Provide leadership to News professionals, driving culture of creativity, excellence and diversity of thought in a multi-platform environment
Train and develop news staff in coordination with other news managers and their work groups *Work closely with sister Telemundo station, making best use of our combined resources and coordinating coverage plans
Participate in the performance appraisal process for assigned editorial staff in conjunction with the management team and VP of News
Manage script approval process as delegated to individual managers *Develop and manage ongoing staff recruitment in all news areas *Recruit and manage on-air talent, in tandem with VP of News *Schedule talent with an understanding of viewership and programming demands.
Involved with aspects of news content for station’s web site and other new media outlets
Ensure the daily goals and missions are executed, tracked and communicated to the staff
Evaluate workflow efficiencies ensuring editorial resources and expectations are clearly defined and met
Enforce newsroom’s policies and procedures, including deadlines and style
Back-up for VP of News as needed
Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum 3 years experience as a Broadcast News Director, Assistant News Director or similar leadership role in a mid to large market
Minimum 5 years experience as a news manager
Minimum 3 years experience and success in coaching, leading and motivating a team of employees
Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent work experience
Additional Job Requirements
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
Willingness and ability to work long hours, late nights and weekends as required
Must be willing to work at the station location south of DFW airport
Must be 18 years or greater
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Must accept Solutions as NBCUniversal’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program
Must be creative, innovative, have an extremely hands on managing style, and be able to create and execute a winning strategy across multiple platforms *Ability to grow and maintain a culture of respect and collaboration
Excellent people management, leadership and coaching skills
Lead change in an inclusive manner
Strong Organizational skills and experiences in a mid/large market newsroom
Proven ability to develop and convey organizational vision to all levels
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
Ability to multi-task in a dynamic, content driven, technology intensive environment
Energetic and diligent in launching major campaigns
Experience preparing departmental budgets, developing strategic plans and presenting in front of large audiences
High level of experience in technical expertise across emerging multi-media platforms
Possess strong writing, producing, creative, management and leadership skills
Must be a fierce competitor who plays to win
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