News Director

ABC 6 News
Job Description

KAAL-TV (abc6NEWS), Rochester MN, a Hubbard Broadcasting ABC affiliate in Rochester/Austin MN is looking for a News Directory with a history of building great LOCAL news programs built on the basics of original, enterprise reporting, compelling story-telling and fast-paced programs.  As the leader of this smaller market, multi-platform operation, the News Director is responsible for leading and managing the planning, production and presentation of news, building on significant market gains.  This position is responsible for defining and maintaining ethical, editorial, artistic and technical standards for broadcast news programs.  The successful candidate must build, engage and lead a high performance team and develop the long-term vision of abc6NEWS.

  • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast journalism, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • 5+ years of experience in news operations, preferably in a key leadership role.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all phases of a television news operation, including but not limited to news reporting and writing, newscast formats, news producing, newsroom organization, and newsgathering technology.
  • Dynamic leadership with clear understanding and desire to communicate the vision to the team and all stakeholders.
  • Creative and nimble at leading the fast-paced, highly charged, "driven" news environment.
  • Basis understanding of newsroom technical operation including ENPS networking, newsroom systems, microwave, satellite and digital technology.
  • Knowledge of social media and multiplatform newsgathering.
  • Cleaning driving record for the past 3 years as determined by the company.
  • Develop and maintain the strategic direction and editorial vision for KAAL (abc6News).
  • Collaborate with station leadership team on long-term and short-term objectives, goals and action plans
  • Direct and ensure the vision and mission is understood and embraced by each member of the abc6News Team.
  • Responsible for overall quality and performance of the station's news product by critiquing newscasts, discussing observations with leadership and team, sharing constructive input and making changes as necessary.
  • Build a great News department team by placing high priority on recruiting through regional academic and professional networks, comprehensive and on-going training, evaluation and communication with employees.
  • Maintain a high degree of journalist proficiency.
  • Work with other abc6 department leaders to coordinate efforts, allocate resources, eliminate error and creat new initiatives.
  • Responsible for all administrative duties associated with running the news organization, including personnel and budgeting.
  • Understanding of basic planning and financial management with experience in preparing and maintaining departmental budgets..

Work in a professional, collaborative team environment.  Must have manual dexterity to operate a computer and other equipment.  Communicate in English both verbally and in writing.  Read, hear and speak clearly.  Good vision to view video.  Prepare and present information including business correspondence and proposals.  May drive own vehicle or company vehicles for business.  Think critically, analytically, and tactically and articulate information that may be complex in clear, concise manner to others.  Must be able to move quickly at times to respond to tight deadlines.  Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  The Company will make reasonable accommodations to facilitate an incumbent's ability to perform the essential job functions.

POSTING DATE:   December 17, 2018       
JOB#:   19-18
JOB TITLE:   News Director           
COMPANY:   KAAL, News/Weather/Sports

Monday - Friday

STATUS:   Full Time, Salaried
Job# 19-18
Rochester, MN
No Telephone Calls Please
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