Assistant News Director

Posted by World Now

Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2020-09-08


Are you a hands-on leader with a passion for news? KOLD-TV in Tucson, Arizona is looking for an Assistant News Director to help lead a team of award-winning Journalists. The ideal candidate will have strong news judgment and a competitive fire to drive growth on all platforms. The Assistant News Director will also be responsible for the schedule, planning specials and special reports and helping plan the long-term strategy of the news department.

Strong leadership and communication skills are a must. This is not an office job. This is a job for someone who wants to be involved in daily news coverage.



General Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
- Manage and schedule staff that produces 50+ hours of local news content a week on KOLD and KMSB
- Review daily newscasts and other content for quality control and provide feedback to news staff
- Mentor news staff and provide regular feedback
- Proofread scripts written by news team
- Implement and grow station’s brand and image across multiple platforms
- Foster a winning newsroom culture focused on high-level execution of weather and breaking news coverage
- Work with management team to plan and execute big event coverage
- Be an advocate for innovation and its application to news processes
- Great people skills with emphasis on coaching, motivating and mentoring
- Must be able to handle several tasks at once




- Bachelors Degree in journalism, broadcast media or related field
- Minimum five years of experience in television news
- Previous experience as an Assistant News Director or Executive Producer is required
- High-level understanding of journalistic ethics
- Ability to adjust and excel while working a flexible schedule
- Drug screen and MVR check required.



Please apply online at and attach resume.



Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer