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Assistant News Director

Company: Sinclair Broadcast Group
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

WBMA/WJSU/WCFT is seeking an experienced, hands-on Assistant News Director with strong leadership skills and a bold style to lead the day-to-day content for Alabama's News Leader. Our mission is to produce original stories with a distinctive focus on accountability reporting. You will work on story development with reporters, lead editorial meetings and work closely with the digital team to produce content on all ABC 33/40 platforms. The person in role not only implements the News Director's vision but oversees new employee training, employee feeback, and helps manage time cards & schedules. Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with Producers, Reporters, Anchors, Assignment Editor and Photographers on daily news coverage
  • Oversee production of newscasts and special programming
  • Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliance
  • Write copy and edit scripts for on-air and digital
  • Work with the News Director and other managers to establish newsroom goals and work to develop and further the station's news brand
  • Create tactics and strategies to increase demos performance in key target areas for multiple platforms
  • Evaluate workflow efficiencies
  • Assist in the on-going evaluation of personnel
  • Help with recruiting and hiring for news department personnel Requirements and Qualifications:
    • Working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
    • Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives
    • Ability to plan and adjust personnel during breaking news
    • Be investigative and enterprise reporting-driven
    • A passion for social media
    • Problem solver
    • Great people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating
    • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment
    • Four-year degree in journalism or communications preferred
    • Minimum of seven years of experience as a News Manager Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace! About Us Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. Also, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, our own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team! About the Team The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open-door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.

Keywords: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Birmingham , Assistant News Director, Executive , Birmingham, Alabama

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