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Director, News & Content

Tribune Company


Location:
Norfolk, VA
Date:
04/23/2018
2018-04-232018-05-23
Job Code:
2018-47337
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Careers Center | Director, News & Content
  • Director, News & Content

    Location US-VA-Norfolk
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/5/2018 8:24 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-47337
    Category
    News Operations
  • Overview

    Tribune Media is recruiting for a News Director to lead the news operation for WTKR-WGNT, CBS/CW, in Norfolk, Virginia, the 47th  largest market (NSI DMA rank). Responsibilities include setting the tone and objective of our news coverage, innovating on all platforms as well as lead in multi-platform delivery of news and information. The ideal candidate will work in collaboration with Creative Services, Engineering, Production and Sales.  The successful candidate will be able to create and motivate as well as teach and succeed.  

     

    This is a position for a proven leader who will embrace new challenges while bringing solid news judgment and experience guiding the top news team in the market.  The News Director must have a working knowledge of digital platforms and creating solid content on multiple screens

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage all news staff, content and station news brand across multiple platforms every day.
    • Execute the station’s strategic plan and news philosophy daily.
    • Control the day-to-day budget, approving expenses and monitoring overtime and all other costs.
    • Oversee all personnel decisions, performance reviews and human resources procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications

    The right candidate must have experience in managing a complex news operation.  The News Director will need excellent news judgment, knowledge of human resources policies and procedure, FCC regulations and a firm grasp of strategic news planning and positioning.  Must have a valid state driver's license (or be able to get one).

     

    Education Requirements:

    We’re looking for a news manager with a degree in journalism or equivalent and a minimum of five (5) years management experience in a TV newsroom.

     

    Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in 72 million households, Tribune Studios, and Tribune Digital Ventures, including the websites Zap2it and TVByTheNumbers.  Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

     

     

    WTKR/WGNT and Tribune Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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