News Director
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 8/17/2019

Job Description

CBS News 8 (KFMB) San Diego, a TEGNA Media Company, is looking for the most creative, innovative and experienced News Director to lead day-to-day editorial coverage while overseeing content creation and distribution along multiple platforms.  If you want to lead by example,  inspiration and results, this position is for YOU!

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. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Strategically lead, inspire and manage News Department.  Lead a competitive spirit in everything we do. 
  • 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.
  • Recruit and hire top notch journalists for all platforms
  • Prioritize collaboration between television and digital content teams to create a “one newsroom” approach to content distribution.
  • Foster, encourage and reward out-of-the-box thinking that leads to differentiation and success.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

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Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and news leadership experience preferred. 
  • 7-10 years of content experience, including generation of original content, and 2-3 years managing other journalists.  Proven track record of holding people accountable.
  • Successful innovative leadership and staff and product development skills. 
  • Exceptional planning and execution skills.
  • Outstanding communicator
  • Be an proven,  courageous innovator in developing shows, content, text and community events.
  • Be a proven winner in breaking news content on all platforms
  • Have a history of hiring the best and brightest journalists storytellers and video producers
  • 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. 

Job Snapshot

About Us

Become part of the legacy stations of KFMB in America’s Finest City! The KFMB group includes CBS 8, The CW San Diego, 100.7 KFM-BFM, KFMB-AM 760, and all associated digital and social media properties. With our quality entertainment, award-winning news, community presence and #1 local newscasts, our media properties offer a combined weekly reach of close to 1.5 million adults. Each of our stations can tout success, from CBS 8 (the #1 CBS affiliate on the West Coast), to 100.7 KFM-BFM (radio’s #1 morning program). We are known for responsible journalism, marketing excellence, advertising expertise and cutting-edge social media. Each day, our goal is to create compelling content that empowers and enriches our community.