News Director

News Director

  • Full Time
  • Omaha

The E.W. Scripps Company, KMTV


KMTV, The Scripps CBS Station in Omaha, Nebraska is seeking an aggressive and innovative News Director to create a hard charging culture and help mold an up-and-coming team of talented journalists. We seek someone who can teach strong enterprise reporting skills, with deep emotional story-telling techniques.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate how they can build a digital first mindset with a solid plan for creating news content that will be impactful in a continuous measurement world. We are looking for a true competitor who wants to win and can create effective and resourceful ways to maximizing staffing.


WHAT YOU'LL DO: Develop and implement measurable strategies for audience growth. Lead a team of newsroom managers and professionals in the gathering, production and distribution of news content delivered on multiple platforms. Communicate and carryout, through use of strong leadership abilities, a compelling and inspired vision consistent with company strategy. Build and maintain key relationships to foster a positive news image within the community. Analyze and respond to trends affecting the industry and DMA, adapting current resources to emerging technology. Possess knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station websites and social media outlets. Monitor all on-air and online product for compliance to Federal, State and local laws as well as First & Fourteenth Amendments. Develop and control annual budget to comply with station guidelines. Work closely with other members of station management and their teams to develop and attain departmental and station goals; Proactively communicate news initiatives across departments Evaluate workflow efficiencies, communicating and implementation for improvements. Lead by way of example, communicating through inclusiveness and transparency; provide for constructive and regular feedback with news team, focusing on both brand and individual career growth for all staff. Willing to roll-up the sleeves and work on tactical assignments when needed (e.g., Write copy and edit scripts for air and web Perform other duties as assigned


WHAT YOU'LL BRING: Undergraduate degree in journalism or a related field; or equivalent experience preferred. 5+ years newsroom experience with a minimum of at least three years in news leadership roles desired. Proven track record in leading large teams either directly or in a matrix structure. WHAT YOU'LL NEED: Advanced oral and written communication skills. Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment; strong technical aptitude toward the use of office, communications and newsroom equipment. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings both inside and outside the organization. Proven and effective leadership skills; fosters open dialogue, empowers others, addresses conflict quickly and directly.


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