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WTVD, Assistant News Director

Company: ABC Owned TV Stations
Location: Efland
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

ABC11/WTVD, the ABC Owned Television station in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, NC has an immediate opening for a second Assistant News Director to help lead our multi-platform newsroom. ABC11 is committed to recruiting and retaining employees who reflect the communities we serve, at all levels of the company. We expect our employees to have a high degree of ethics and a strong ability to work as a team while displaying empathy and inclusion. We also strive to create content that authentically engages and connects with our diverse audience.

The ideal candidate will have strong editorial judgement, leadership skills, and is passionate about creating memorable and impactful content. The Assistant News Director collaborates with the News Director, and other members of the News management team, to execute strategic vision for creating high impact content, innovating multi-platform storytelling and developing newsroom systems that support strategic goals.

Responsibilities :

  • Leads daily newsgathering and content presentation across all platforms
  • Aggressively leads breaking news and severe weather coverage
  • Responsible for overall look and editorial content of daily linear newscasts
  • Reviews newscasts to ensure goals and objectives are met
  • Works with Digital Strategy Lead to reach digital, social and streaming goals
  • Evaluates performance of news team
  • Supervise EPs, producers, reporters and anchors
  • Works closely with News Director on recruitment and development
  • Leads specials production and high impact content projects as assigned
  • Develops and implements plans for sweeps, special reports, investigative/consumer reports, election coverage, and documentaries
  • Identifies opportunities for special news coverage and strategic advantages
  • Manages franchise stories
  • Coordinate schedules and supervise team contributing to producing special contentBasic Qualifications :
    • Minimum of 5 years of local news management experience and major understanding of news content in the digital/social world
    • Detail-oriented and understands how the content drives the storytelling format for various platforms
    • Works effectively under deadline pressure
    • Must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change
    • Ability to make logical decisions in a fast-paced environmentRequired Education :
      • Bachelor's degree (preferred in Journalism) or equivalent work experienceAdditional Information : networksjobs

Keywords: ABC Owned TV Stations, Durham , WTVD, Assistant News Director, Executive , Efland, North Carolina

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