News Operations Manager

Date Posted: 6/30/2019

Job Description

KFMB News 8 is seeking a News Operations Manager to join our award-winning team.  Responsible for insuring the superior quality of News video and audio presentation through effective management of its technical operations and equipment, maintaining high photojournalistic and news video editing standards, and the planning and management of TV News operating and capital budgets.  


  • Supervise news video editing, remote broadcast/engineering areas, and newscast directors.
  • Oversee planning and use of news technology including newsroom computer & video systems/software. Manage applications for election, traffic and weather reporting systems.
  • Act as primary liaison/coordinator for network & affiliate news requests, and point of contact for news logistics & facilities with external relationships including news bureaus, remote camera and weather station locations.
  • Initiate and approve requests as appropriate for the purchase, replacement, or repair of equipment and services.
  • Planning and management of the TV News operating and capital budgets in coordination with News Director and Regional Finance Director.
  • Helps to determine the future direction of KFMB news operations through regular and clear communications with News Director, fellow Department Heads, senior staff leaders, and employees.
  • Initiates requests for the purchase, replacement, or repair of equipment for work group, and participates in budget process when appropriate. Completes required paperwork in an appropriate and timely fashion.
  • Give input on news coverage.
  • Maintains valid California state driver’s license, or other personal licenses required to perform duties.
  • Complete specific projects as requested by the TV News Director.

Job Requirements


  • Valid California driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Previous experience in electronic news gathering operations preferred.
  • Must be willing to work overtime, flexible shifts, and outside in varying weather conditions
  • 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.


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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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.