Assistant News Director
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 3/24/2019

Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country!  Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!  We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KRNV/KRXI in Reno, NV has an immediate opening for an Assistant News Director! The successful candidate will assist the news director in managing the news department and setting the vision for future growth. We are looking for a leader who is passionate about the future of journalism, has a desire to pursue excellence, and is relentless in their execution to win the big story every day on every platform. A strong background in producing newscasts, copy editing and implementing digital strategies is critical in order to succeed in this role.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assigned newscasts, including evaluating stories, organizing them into a cohesive sequence within a newscast, and overseeing writing, production, and timing of broadcast
  • Define strategic direction for content coverage to meet business objectives
  • Manage news room, contribute to the editorial process and make solid decisions in breaking news situations
  • Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all digital devices
  • Write, produce and edit material for a newscast that appeals to targeted audiences

Requirement and Qualifications:

  • At least 5+ years’ experience in television or radio broadcast/production, experience in a management position required
  • Must be able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staff
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills
  • Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Reno
  • Job Type: Telecommunications
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 3/24/2019

About Us

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. . We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…