Assistant News Director
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 5/25/2019

Job Description

KIII-TV in Corpus Christi, TX has an immediate opening for an Assistant News Director.  This person will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the newsroom with the News Director.  The Assistant News Director will coordinate daily news coverage, have a passion for innovation, possess the ability to motivate and coach our reporting staff, and oversee content gathering across all platforms.  The ideal candidate must be a creative thinker willing to embrace challenges and understand how to leverage resources to win the day.  Special projects are also something the ideal candidate will have to tackle.  The Assistant News Director will understand what it means to “own” the big story, dominate severe weather coverage, and be the market leader in enterprise reporting.  You’ll also help the News Director with the development and execution of long-term newsroom strategy.  As a key member of our leadership team, we are seeking candidates with a vision for the future of news, emphasizing new technology, a digital-first approach, and creative storytelling.  People skills are a must—the Assistant News Director will have to work closely with other station departments to manage and solve challenges affecting the newsroom and news product.  You will also perform the duties of the News Director in his absence.  Prior newsroom management experience is required, along with at least 8 years of experience in television news. 

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Lead teams in the creation of engaging, unique newscasts and digital segments evoking emotion
  • Coach and inspire on-air talent
  • Produce news stories for on-air broadcast and digital platforms when needed
  • Use the latest editing and visual tools to tell great stories
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Enterprise news stories
  • Write and teach staff to write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner for broadcast
  • Attention to detail for accuracy and clarity
  • Use consumer analytics in the editorial process
  • Perform other tasks as required by News Director
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 32 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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TEGNA, Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.