News Director

Posted by Cowles Montana Media

Missoula, MT
Posted: 2017-07-07


Oversee day-to-day functions of the news department in Missoula, Mt. Direct ABC/FOX Montana news gathering efforts, assign stories to reporters, monitor wire services, identify important news issues within the community, constructively critique staff writing and reporting, oversee content posting on station website.


This position is based in beautiful Missoula, Montana, but the newsroom extends to Kalispell, Butte, and Bozeman, Montana. Cowles Montana Media continues to invest in people and technology to build this station into Montana’s premiere news leader. 


The News Director will be responsible for budgets, training, hiring, talent contracts, strategic planning, and the station’s digital news content. Candidates should be engaged in building and developing a highly skilled, passionate and empowered newsroom staff.  As our leader of leaders, you should also possess superior news judgment and a deep understanding of social media and its relationship to local news. 


Verifiable newsroom management experience as a News Director, Executive Producer, Managing Editor, or similar position, training and coaching abilities, budgetary planning and execution, high level of organizational skills and impeccable ethics required. Must be dedicated to establishing a high standard of compelling broadcast journalism. Applicable computer skills, writing skills, and experience with ENPS and other newsroom systems. Undergraduate Degree in Broadcast Journalism preferred.   


If this sounds like you, and you’re ready to earn your news director stripe or looking for a higher quality of life, please send resume and cover letter to via email link or Personnel, ABC FOX Montana, 2200 Stephens Ave., Missoula, Mt. 59801. Cowles Montana Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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