Broadcast Media/News Director

Northridge, California
Up to $69,600 per year + benefits. 10-month position, paid over 12 months.
Mar 22, 2019
Job ID 8067
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Full Time

Major Duties

Under the general supervision of the Journalism Department Chair, the Broadcast Media / News Director directs the distribution of content produced in the radio and television facilities (newsrooms, control and broadcast studios). The incumbent oversees the coordination and collaboration of broadcast, digital and other content on a single platform, including creation of procedures and systems to support students' work and enforce journalistic and ethical standards; works collaboratively with faculty, students and technical and support staff prior to and during production times; handles online and other subscriptions, physical and technology needs within scope of the position; oversees contest entries; works with KCSN 88.5 staff to manage the Department's news media and production facilities (newsroom, ISO and recording studios in LA 380) and programming in the station housed in The Soraya's Kurland Auditorium complex. Coordinates and collaborates with the Department's Media Production Specialists, particularly the TV Lab Technician II position, in the Television News/control rooms and broadcast studios, and the Department's Information Technology Consultant; coordinates and collaborates with other student-run media and project staff and faculty, including at The Sundial, El Nuevo Sol and Agency 398, among others; trains, mentors, schedules and critiques students in coordination with the Department's curricular needs and as determined by faculty and staff; monitors supplies and resources; provides administrative support where needed and appropriate; and performs other duties as assigned.



Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college in Journalism or in a related field. Equivalent to four years of full-time professional experience in commercial or public broadcasting, public affairs and/or related news media operations at a supervisory level; five years preferred. Master's degree and/or directorial experience in radio, television or digital production is a plus.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Demonstrated ability in utilizing principles, materials and equipment in broadcast, digital, web and related emerging strategies and practices; demonstrated knowledge of contemporary production software and techniques, such as audio/video capture and professional digital editing methods and technologies, as well as core concepts and values appropriate to the specific content creation and production activity. Demonstrated ability to define and organize a project; demonstrated competence in managing a project team. Demonstrated ability to create documents and written communications; and ability to build and sustain long-term relationships with a variety of constituencies. Demonstrated success in training others, provide lead work direction and assuming responsibility for outcomes. Proven ability to use software for spreadsheet and database analysis; and ability to work in a team environment and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Possession of internet research skills; Excellency in English oral and written communication skills; sound judgment skills; computer skills; interpersonal skills; and cross-functional team leading skills.


About the Department

The CSUN Department of Journalism, a nationally accredited undergraduate program, supports nine award-winning, student-run digital news media operations in print/online and radio/television broadcast in English and Spanish, as well as a thriving public relations operation, Agency 398. The Journalism program is designed for students who seek careers in a wide variety of contemporary options - particularly in broadcast, public relations and participatory and ethnic media. Our dynamic and creative faculty include internationally recognized scholars in citizen and participatory media, Latin American diasporas and the media, border and immigration issues as well as visual communication and multiplatform storytelling. Our Master's degree in Mass Communication program teaches students critical approaches to journalism practice.


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Equal Employment Opportunity


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