KTUU-TV, Assistant News Director

Posted by Alaska Broadcasters Association

Anchorage, AK
Posted: 2017-04-12

Description:

Assistant News Director:

FLSA Status: Exempt Grade

Purpose:

Assists News Director in handling the day to day operations and supervision of the newsroom and production unit.

Serves as a leader and mentor to staff while balancing and prioritizing schedules and resources against coverage needs. Assists News Director with staff and resource management, annual reviews and department strategy.

Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

 Assist News Director in effectively communicating departmental goals and plans, and ensuring those plans are carried out by staff members

 Assist News Director in disseminating standards and expectations for news and operations employees

 Conduct annual performance reviews for News staff

 Supervises scheduling and PTO

 Approve employee Time Cards bi‐weekly and assist the News Director in monitoring Overtime

 Fills in for the News Director, as needed

 Oversees Special news series and coverage during Sweeps, as delegated by the News Director

 Train and mentor newsroom staff in an effort to improve quality of on‐air product and presentation

 Monitor all News broadcasts and digital news coverage to ensure staff is meeting news standards for ethics, writing and content

 Manage Internship Program

 Correspond with viewers and community leaders who contact the station regarding stories or other issues or complaints

 Represent station at public appearances

 Build and maintain key relationships to foster a positive news image within the community

 Maintain a high level of confidentiality

 Protect and defend journalistic integrity of the news product

 Perform other job‐related duties, including travel, as assigned or delegated by the News Director

Requirements:

Job Requirements

Experience:

 5 or more years of newsroom and management experience

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 Extensive knowledge of newsgathering and production process

 Computer literacy with news and edit systems (ENPS and Grass Valley familiarity), digital CMS (Clickability) and social media platforms

 Strong management, communication and people skills required to supervise and interact daily with staff, community leaders and news consumers via phone, email and in person

 Knowledge of public safety codes and procedures

 Must be able to assist in newsgathering and information dissemination under deadline pressure

 Must attend daily news planning meetings twice a day to provide editorial direction

Education:

 Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or equivalent

Licensing/Certifications:

 Valid driver’s license and must be insurable

Working Conditions:

 Duties are performed mostly indoors in an office environment

 Sitting for long periods of time is required

 Employee will be exposed to atmospheric conditions

 Ability to lift and carry 10 – 25 lbs. for short distances

 While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands and fingers, reach, grab, handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl

 Working nights, weekends and holidays may be required

Contact:

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