Daypart News Manager

Date Posted: 11/30/2019

Job Description

KSDK, 5 On Your Side, is looking for a creative, motivational, ambitious and experienced newsroom leader to grow loyalty for our newscasts and digital products. This is a key role in our transition to a ‘one content team’ that focuses on covering news highly relevant to the St. Louis audience, regardless of platform.

This person will have a demonstrated track record of presenting news content in captivating ways. He/She will develop strategies to meet the goals of 5 On Your Side on broadcast, digital and social platforms. The successful candidate will oversee the publication of content on all platforms. He/She will collaborate with other newsroom managers and work with all parts of the organization, including marketing, engineering, and the newsroom as a whole to ensure the most accurate and compelling coverage.




Lead a team of producers to create unique, sharable news content for broadcast, online and social media.

Oversee editorial content on all platforms.

Edit, approve and publish newscast scripts and website articles for balance, accuracy and context.

Work with the producers, writers, assignment desk and editors to identify and publish memorable content for each platform.

Act as liaison to reporters to help produce their stories for the greatest impact online and in newscasts

Inspire producers with production techniques, stellar writing skills and local news knowledge

Work closely with the Managing Editor to decide how each reporter-assigned story will be told in a multi-platform experience

Regularly critique newscasts with the team and individual producers 

Perform tasks as required by the News Content Director

Oversee special projects and breaking news coverage, as needed 


Job Requirements

Job requirements:


Newsroom leadership experience strongly preferred, as an executive producer, website manager, managing editor, assistant news director or news director

Strong understanding of the principles of journalism 

Familiarity with both website and broadcast best practices

Strong people skills

Organization skills and ability to work under deadline pressure  

Knowledge of the St. Louis market, a plus


BA/BS in Journalism or Communications  



No phone calls please. Apply for one position only. You will automatically be considered for any other opening for which you are qualified.



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 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 approximately 30 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 also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit




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.


Job Snapshot

About Us

We are not a TV station.

We are an information center that believes in connecting with our communities across all platforms with a passion for advocacy, pride in community service and above all, excellence in journalism.

Day in and day out, EVERYONE at KSDK is committed to inform and protect, to showcase the greatness of St. Louis and celebrate the remarkable people who live here.

Yes, our trophy case has 70 years of journalistic hardware, but that is NOT where we hang our hat. At KSDK, we are here for something bigger than ourselves – the opportunity to serve the greater good of St. Louis. We are part of the community, and they are part of us.

We are 5 On Your Side.

If the above made you feel inspired, excited, empathetic or any emotion that motivates you do to amazing things, apply now!