News Director
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

Job Description

TEGNA Media is looking for an experienced, motivated News Director to oversee content distribution in WKYC’s Cleveland Newsroom.

TEGNA is re-imagining local news in the digital age— thinking big and being bold to deliver content to our audience on multiple platforms. Our ideal candidate can identify engaging content, teach others how to do so, and develop a road map to meet the goals of our company. 

 In this role, you will:

  • Strategically lead, inspire and manage News Department.
  • Oversee on-air and digital news content.
  • Work closely with the news team to produce high-quality, relevant, local content that sets the station apart from competitors.
  • Prioritize collaboration between television and digital content teams to create original programming and breaking-news coverage for all platforms.
  • Foster, encourage and reward out-of-the-box thinking that leads to differentiation and success.
  • Emphasize the importance of solid research to build credibility.
  • Use consumer analytics to determine content.
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms, including social media.
  • Lead a culture that owns enterprise reporting and breaking news across all content platforms. 
  • Inspire and coach superior, unique and engaging storytelling.
  • Coach journalists to write for website, including attaching images and streaming video.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Interact daily with all department heads in a mutual effort to achieve station goals and extend our brand.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, to drive and fulfill the mission while abiding by the values of this organization.

Here’s what you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree and news leadership experience.
  • 7-10 years of content experience, including generation of original content, and 2-3 years managing other journalists.
  • Successful innovative leadership, communication, and staff and product development skills. 
  • Solid journalistic judgement and a news philosophy that emphasizes accurate, fair and unique local content, along with community engagement. 
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems.
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism.
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content.
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook. 
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under time pressure deadlines.
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events. 

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About TEGNA
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 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 35 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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What's in it for you? WKYC offers a competitive benefits program to qualified employees. This program includes medical, dental and vision benefits for you, your spouse or partner, and your dependents as well as life insurance, supplemental life, spousal life, child life, accident insurance, and flexible spending accounts. In addition, the Company also provides generous vacation time, sick pay, short-term disability (STD), long-term disability (LTD), a 401(k) Savings Plan and more.
To be considered a candidate for any opening at WKYC – you must complete an online application for an existing opening. Paper resumes or any electronic information received that does not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool.