News Director
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

Job Description

KTHV-TV is looking for an experienced, motivated News Director to oversee content distribution in Little Rock. 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 the 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, along with marketing, 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.
  • Lead a culture that owns enterprise reporting and breaking news across all content platforms. 
  • Inspire and coach superior, unique and engaging storytelling.
  • 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

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, along with staff and product development skills. 
  • Top notch communication skills are an absolute must.
  • Solid journalistic judgement and a news philosophy that emphasizes accurate, fair and unique local content, along with community engagement. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 Us

THV11 (KTHV) is a news, weather, and information source in central Arkansas. Being a CBS affiliate, THV broadcasts several newscasts throughout the day as well as provides 24-hour news around the clock on our website and mobile platforms.

THV 11 is Arkansas’ “This is Home” station providing viewers with the most up-to-date, reliable news and severe weather information. Our approachable team is committed to community and connecting with Arkansans “Anytime-Anywhere” through mobile avenues, social networking and instant “breaking news” alerts.