ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR – KTTC

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR – KTTC

  • Full Time
  • Rochester
  • All employees accept personal responsibility for maintaining the professional culture at KTTC.
  • September 19, 2024

Website Gray Television

Description:

KTTC, based in Rochester, Minnesota serving Southeast Minnesota and Northern Iowa, is seeking an Assistant News Director. This person will be responsible for daily news coverage, especially breaking news, and digital news content decisions. They will work closely with the News Director on a strengths-based focus in guidance for content producers and MMJs. We need a dedicated leader with determination, focus, and commitment to lead our #1-rated, award-winning news team.

Responsibilities:

Duties /Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Oversee the daily editorial process and on-air execution of newscasts, and manage the daily operation of the newsroom, both KTTC and Fox 47 (KXLT), guiding coverage across all platforms, linear and digital
  • Assist with planning, staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department
  • Coach and mentor reporters and MMJs to elevate writing and storytelling
  • Direct newsroom operations and schedules
  • Work with producers to ensure quality control and brand touchpoints
  • Work with the ND and other managers to establish newsroom goals and work to develop them
  • Helps develop news coverage strategy for the station and digital platforms
  • Critiques newscasts/website daily to correct errors, improve coverage, and provide mentoring feedback to news staff
  • Provide content and a daily plan for all of KTTC’s streaming/digital platforms
  • Help gather sources/stories for newscasts and MMJs
  • Take charge of specials, projects & live events as assigned

Requirements:

Qualifications/Requirements:
  • BA in Journalism and/or a minimum of 3 years of experience in a television newsroom
  • Strong management, communication, and people skills required to supervise and interact daily with staff and the community
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Creativity and passion for news
  • Knowledge and understanding of using various digital and social platforms
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task in high-stress situations
  • Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Optional bilingual - Spanish

Contact:

Apply Online
Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter, and references (Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal) KTTC-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company To learn more about KTTC visit: https://www.kttc.com/page/living-working-and-playing-in-rochester-minnesota/