News Operations Manager

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

Job Description

KWES-TV , an NBC affiliate is looking for a News Operations Manager to determine the future direction of KWES news operations by championing the implementation of new technologies and workflows in the news environment. These technologies include but are not limited to, live studio broadcasts and digital content distribution.  The ideal candidate will possess the creativity and skills to contribute to visually compelling, fast-paced newscasts and programming. 



  • Supervise news video editing, remote broadcast/electronic newsgathering areas, newscast directors and production staff.
  • Competency in all digital platforms including social media and traditional
  • Competency in live streaming video, on line news presentation and online mobile news presentation.
  • Competency in studio camera and news production equipment with working knowledge of all pieces of equipment including switcher, cameras, graphic display and audio board.
  • Understanding of Master Control equipment and duties
  • Cross train news staff on various aspects of video productions as needed.
  • Work with the Broadcast Technology department to evaluate new newsgathering technology
  • Oversee planning and use of news technology including newsroom News Production Systems (ENPS), video editing systems (Edius), and News Content Management (Bitcentral).
  • Manage applications for election, traffic and weather reporting systems.
    Initiate and approve requests as appropriate for the purchase, replacement, or repair of equipment and services.
  • Champion implementation of new technologies and workflows in the news environment.
  • Planning and management of the TV News operating budget in coordination with News Director
  • Help to determine the future direction of KWES news operations through regular and clear communications with News Director, fellow Department Heads, senior staff leaders, and employees.
  • Initiate requests for the purchase, replacement, or repair of equipment for workgroup, and participate in budget process when appropriate. Completes required paperwork in an appropriate and timely fashion.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues as needed.
  • Work as primary liaison between Broadcast Technology Department and newsroom personnel to implement and maintain equipment.
  • Give input on news coverage.
  • Complete specific projects as requested by the TV News Director.
  • Manage fleet vehicles through EMKAY
  • Liaison between sales and news production
  • Manage studio production and workflow
  • Quality control manager for NewsWest 9 product

Job Requirements

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Previous experience in electronic news gathering operations preferred.
  • Able to sit, utilize tools or controls; talk or hear, to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crawl or crouch.
  • Able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.
  • Special vision abilities required for this job include distant, close, and peripheral vision.
  • Ability to work with a flexible schedule a must; may require some nights, weekends, and holidays, and outside in varying weather conditions.
  • Must be willing to be called in for emergencies.
  • College degree, technical degree, or equivalent experience required.




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.


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NewsWest 9 (KWES), the NBC affiliate in Midland-Odessa, TX, is owned by TEGNA Inc., an innovative media company with 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets.