Assistant Director, News

Posted by Tribune Broadcasting

Huntsville, AL
Posted: 2019-03-12


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). This person will have a strong producer background and can make decisions on daily content in a past-faced environment.



  • 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+ years’ experience in a news leadership position required
  • Previous experience as an Executive Producer/Producer preferred
  • 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

Equal Employment Opportunity


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