Assistant Director, News

Posted by Tribune Broadcasting

Huntsville, AL
Posted: 2017-05-15


WHNT, a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for an Assistant News Director to work in our Huntsville location.

The Assistant News Director is a senior management position that will have direct, daily oversight of the WHNT News 19 newsroom (broadcast and digital). 


  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of newsroom operation with direct responsibility to staff scheduling, special projects and special events
  • Oversight of pre-planning for daily news coverage, news specials and special assignments and work closely with broadcast and digital executive producers and content manager to ensure aggressive, competitive and compelling newscasts
  • Assist with development and execution of overall editorial and promotional strategy to achieve ratings and digital goals
  • Drive editorial content development and quality control for the multiple platforms of WHNT News 19; consider yourself the Chief Product Officer for WHNT News 19
    Management responsibilities include hiring, training and conducting performance evaluations
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or equivalent required
  • 5-7 years’ experience in a news leadership position required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Superior writing skills, news judgment and ethical decision-making required
  • Capable of managing a sizable staff while making decisions under pressure
  • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment where results are expected
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required


For consideration please apply to

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approximately 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 32% interest in CareerBuilder, LLC and a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit 

WHNT is an equal opportunity employer.

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