News Director
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 11/6/2018

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!

KRCG is seeking an experienced, hands-on News Director with strong leadership skills a deep understanding of digital and social media platforms. The ideal candidate will have the ability to build relationships inside the team.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the stations' news operations, setting budgets, establishing goals and directing the staff that produces 20+ hours of local news weekly
  • Responsible for initiating and managing content delivery on multiple platforms
  • Work closely with local and corporate management to establish News content, philosophy, and direction
  • Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliancy, and subsequently provide feedback to all news staff
  • Recruiting, hiring and negotiating contracts for news department personnel
  • Train and grow existing and new members of the news department
  • Collaborate with other managers to develop marketing plans, station events & special projects, establish ratings goals, and effectively reach said goals
  • Work with KRCG General Manager to analyze research data in order to build a strategic approach to growing the station’s news ratings

Requirements:

  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
  • Will bring strong fiscal experience for both operational and capital expenditures
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts
  • Must have a proven track record of success in building a winning news organization
  • A journalism degree is required
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in news management is a must
  • Strong leadership skills are required

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

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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…