Charleston , SC
WCBD-TV, the NBC affiliate in beautiful Charleston, SC is seeking a News Director. The ideal candidate must have solid news judgment, solid journalistic ethics, and working knowledge of FCC and other legal issues related to broadcast and digital journalism. We need a strategic thinker, effective communicator, and disciplined and determined leader. The News Director is not only responsible for setting goals and standards, but also establishing and maintaining systems to achieve those goals. Must be able to coach staff members on storytelling, newscast showcasing, and promotion. Must have working knowledge of newsroom computer systems and control room equipment. Knowledge of Ignite is a plus.
•Manage the station’s broadcast and digital news operations, as well as the production staff.
•Responsible for implementing and executing long-term strategies and daily newsgathering efforts.
•Supervise production of special reports and coverage of significant community events.
•Set news department budget in conjunction with GM and manage expenses accordingly.
•Recruit, hire, train and supervise news department staff members. Provide consistent constructive feedback.
•Work closely with marketing department to create consistent vision and execution of the News 2 brand.
-College degree required.
-Previous management experience in a commercial television news department preferred.
•Online at www.mediageneral.com