Assistant News Director

WTIC/WCCT - TV POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Assistant News Director

DATE: 04/23/2012

DEPARTMENT: News

REPORTS TO: News Director

ROLE: Responsible for ensuring the creative execution and content focus of all newscasts while working in a state-of-the art, HD, digital first news operation. Oversees the station's daily news programs as assigned and helps implement, on a daily basis, the strategies developed by the news director to improve the news product and to make the station No. 1 in news viewers. May represent the news director as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise staff of writer/producers and reporters.
  • All script approval including working with reporters on packages and live shot production.
  • Review of all on-air graphics
  • Help determine story selection and stacking.
  • Proactive in implementing creative showcasing ideas for the newscast, including special report treatment.
  • Work in conjunction with the news director and on special projects and event coordination.
  • Work in conjunction with multi-platform managers and team members on content distribution
  • Suggest news stories daily and contribute ideas for sweeps.
  • Supervise college intern program.
  • Schedule staff as necessary
  • Represent station at social and community functions.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications or broadcast journalism or equivalent related experience.
  • Ability to write clear, compelling broadcast copy.
  • Minimum seven years related experience
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and a keen attention to detail essential.
  • Thorough working knowledge of newsroom computer systems and broadcast production equipment.
  • Ability to be a leader in the newsroom and motivate others under deadline pressure.
  • 8-hour workday, 5 days a week; may be required to work additional hours or days.

REVENUE/BUDGETARY/STAFF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Work within budget guidelines
  • Supervise reporters, anchors and producers

ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
An organizational chart illustrating the reporting relationships of this position supplied upon request.

** Job offers are contingent upon acceptable results of a background check and, for some positions, a drug test **

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