Assistant News Director

The Assistant News Director must be able to “own” the big stories of the day, breaking news and especially weather coverage. The person must have a passion for news, show design and be able to mentor MMJ’s to help with creative storytelling. He or she must also work with producers to make their newscasts creative, relevant and deliver what viewers have come to expect from WTVG for more than 70 years. The assistant news director will also be responsible for managing daily assignments, scheduling, planning specials, special coverage and helping plan the long-term strategy of the news department.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Work with Digital Content Manager Initiating and managing content delivery on all WTVG platforms
• Setting an urgent and aggressive tone in the newsroom
• Making editorial decisions on content
• Assist News Director in effectively communicating goals and plans for the newsroom and ensuring those plans are carried out by all staff members
• Assisting morning, evening and weekend producers and reporters with story development and assignment
• Executing our Breaking News and Severe Weather coverage plans
• Plan and execute “big story” coverage
• Holding all staff members accountable on a daily basis
• Conduct regular feedback sessions with all employees
• Participate in editorial and planning meetings
• Work with producers and reporters to enterprise and generate content
• Monitor all newscasts and digital news coverage to ensure staff is meeting standards
• Maintain a high level of confidentiality
• Protect and defend journalistic integrity of the news product
• Ensure the news team follows best practices on all platforms
• Execute news strategies developed by news department management
• Perform other job related duties, including limited travel as assigned
• Monitor the competition and their stories

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