14 hours

News Director

Tribune Company
Milwaukee, WI
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News Director in Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Careers at WI-Milwaukee;9001 N. Green Bay Road (WITI)
  • News Director

    Location US-WI-Milwaukee
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/23/2019 5:12 AM)
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  • Overview

    Do you understand the importance of compelling local stories for both on-line and on-air? Do you understand the social media landscape and the role it plays in local media? Do you love to win? Do you understand why being a part of the community puts you in a position to win? Do you work well in a collaborative strategic environment? This job is all about working in a multi-media world with on-air, mobile, online, and whatever else comes next. It's about being a leader, inspiring people to do their best every single day in a team building environment - and holding people accountable when they don't meet expectations. It's about LOVING the news business!


    WITI FOX 6 produces over 62 hours of local news each week and was just named as News Operation and Station of the Year by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. We have an experienced staff of professional journalists and some of the best photojournalists in the country. This individual must be a superb motivator and communicator in addition to a creative news strategist. Essential duties include newsroom leadership, on-air recruiting, budget administration, personnel development, sweeps strategy, development of social media/online/mobile strategies, and local program development. The News Director will oversee the critique of news product and of on-air personnel. The position is also responsible for maintaining professional guidelines and standards of news broadcasts and staff. The News Director must have a superior understanding of libel laws as they to broadcast journalism and an understanding of the professional journalist's rights and responsibilities. The News Director handles all inquiries and correspondence from the public regarding news matters. As a member of the Tribune Media station group we work with proprietary, breakthrough IP-based technology that is revolutionizing news gathering, production, and integration at all levels of our contemporary digital media platform.


    You must have at least 5 years of news management experience and you must get excited about creating compelling content across multiple platforms. Excellent communication skills and great time-management skills, a strong can-do attitude with a commitment to teamwork, and an open and honest management style are all vital for success in this role.


    Resumes and samples of your work may be sent via your online application.

    on-line at: http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/
    (Search under Milwaukee Job ID 2019-49527)



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