NEWS OPERATIONS MANAGER

Charlotte, NC
Posted: 2020-02-07

Description:

WJZY/WMYT-TV, FOX 46 in Charlotte, NC is seeking a News Operations Manager.  The News Operations Manager reports to the VP/News Director and is responsible for the day-to-day news and administrative operations.

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will oversee all aspects of news coverage including daily assignments, planning and coverage of big events, special programming and live remote shows.  Supervises all field operations for WJZY/WMYT, including the supervision of all field crews for news, “Good Day Charlotte” and editors.  Assists with staff annual performance appraisal process.  Trains, coaches and monitors the progress of MMJ’s and Photojournalists on field related equipment.  Assists in the development of story ideas and execution.   Responsible for the booking, scheduling and assigning of personnel and equipment for all field related operations.  Assists in the evaluation, budgeting and purchasing of all field related equipment.  Manages all news video, including feeds for quality control and video archiving for news purposes and FCC regulations.  Maintains, tracks, troubleshoots and regularly monitors equipment and/or systems assigned to news staff for accountability, including technical and editorial problems within editing.   Evaluates new technology and makes recommendations for budgets. Edits for newscasts and special projects.  Works closely with Production Operations Manager to serve as a liaison between News, Engineering and IT Departments. Maintains strong and close working relationship with news management team to resolve problems and to create and execute new ideas.

Requirements:

Must have working knowledge of newsroom budget and AP invoice system to coordinate purchases, maintenance and repair of all station vehicles, cell phones, air cards and any other related equipment.  Oversees news dubs for clients, subpoenas and other programming. Acts as liaison between BitCentral. Assembles, maintains and distributes internet transmission tools and newsgathering kits.  Maintains user interface and trains staff with the FOX Fiber News Network. Other duties as assigned.  Complies with all FTS computer requirements – myfoxpay, Navigator training, password protection, etc. Complies with all FTS and Station policies.  Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience required in all aspects of field operations. Knowledge of automobile and truck repair a plus.  Knowledge of newsroom computer systems and satellite news gathering required. Must have minimum of 2 years’ managerial experience. Good leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills is essential in this role.  Adept to stay up-to-date on current events and on station technology as well as other technologies for potential inclusion in WJZY/WMYT operations.  Must be able to report to work to assist with newscasts outside of the normal work schedule at times of severe weather conditions or breaking news.

Must be able to regularly stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Regularly lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Contact:

Apply on-line at: https://fox.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Domestic/job/Charlotte-North-Carolina-USA/News-Operations-Manager_R50011152-1

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