News Director

News Director

  • Full Time
  • Monroe



The News Director leads and supervises all aspects of news, weather and sports programming production.


• Manages all aspects of the News Department (other than Production) • Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department. • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees. • Develops news coverage strategy for the station and its website. • Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improve coverage and provide mentoring feedback to news staff. • Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met. • Ensures achievement of viewer rating goals. • Determines programming and evaluation of equipment needs to produce quality programming. • Responds to coverage questions. • Works with other senior station leaders to establish and reach station goals. • Performs other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. • Fluency in English. • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. • Minimum five years’ experience in news programming production, with at least two years’ experience in a leadership role. (More or less depending on market size.) • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills. • Experience preparing and maintaining departmental budgets. • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment. • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand employee needs and communicate with a team to shape a solution.


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