Assistant News Director

Charlotte, NC
Posted: 2020-09-11


Its fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!

The Assistant News Director assists the News Director with all aspects of news, weather and sports programming production, and serves as the News Director in his/her absence.


·        Assists the News Director with management of all aspects of the News Department (other than Production.)

·        Assists with planning, staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department.

·        Consults on decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees.

·        Develops news coverage strategy for the station and its website.

·        Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improve coverage and provide mentoring feedback to news staff.

·        Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met.

·        Ensures achievement of viewer rating goals.

·        Determines programming and evaluation of equipment needs to produce quality programming.

·        Responds to coverage questions.

·        Serves as the News Director in his/her absence.

·        Performs other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or Communications preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Minimum five years’ experience as an Assistant News Director or Executive Producer in news programming production preferred.

Must have excellent supervisory and management skills.
Must be a good coach and willing to train and mentor less experienced managers and employees. 
Must have exceptional editorial judgment and the ability to deliver compelling live television, as well as timely and consistent compelling comment in social media and online.
Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills. 
Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to effectively listen to fully understand employee needs and communicate with a team to shape a solution. 
Fluency in English

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, youll enjoy your career with us!


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