Website Entravision Communications
KINT-TV, Univision 26 in El Paso, TX is looking for a News Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards for newsroom operations and content. Duties include hiring, coaching, supervising, evaluating news personnel as well as preparation and administration of newsroom budgets and working with engineering for capital requests. On air fill in work when necessary.
Responsibilities:The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate strong working knowledge of community issues and needs, as well as sound journalistic principles. Ability to make fast, accurate journalistic and logistical judgments. Working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel and privacy laws. Knowledge of digital media and implementation of social media strategies should be demonstrated. Set and disseminate standards and expectations for news and news production employees. Must have good organizational and time management skills. Ability to work independently with little supervision. Strong initiative and attention to detail required. Ability to represent the station in public in a positive and professional manner. Review daily newscasts for ensuring quality control and well balanced newscasts. Create and implement strategic plans for audience growth as well as analyze and respond to trends affecting industry and DMA. Suggest capital expenditures for the news department on an annual basis. Supervise special projects unit and plan sweeps stories. The news director is expected to work closely with other department managers to achieve the company’s overall performance goals.
Requirements:Job Requirements/Qualifications: Candidates must be fully bilingual in English and Spanish, written and oral. A minimum of 3 years television news management as a producer, executive producer, or news director required. Experience and a college degree in broadcast journalism or related field is preferred.
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