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KXLY

TV: Exec. News Director - F/T

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 2nd October 2017
Saturday, 2nd December 2017
Location: Spokane, Washington
Duration:
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Job Description:

EXECUTIVE NEWS DIRECTOR
 
KXLY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Spokane, WA (Mkt. #73) seeks a dynamic, progressive and experienced News Director to lead our team in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  The ideal candidate is a goal-oriented, digitally-savvy, and creative leader and coach who's eager to win in a highly competitive news environment.  If you have a proven track record of producing great content that will grow ratings on TV and digital platforms, we want to hear from you!
 
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, flexible spending account, and a 401(k) retirement plan.
 
TITLE: Executive News Director
HOURS: Full Time
REPORTS TO: VP/General Manager
 
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create & implement strategic plans for audience growth and newsroom operations
Communicate a compelling and inspired vision consistent with company strategy
Analyze and respond to trends affecting the industry and DMA
Approve all newsroom personnel decisions
Develop and control annual budget to comply with station guidelines
Build and maintain key relationships to foster a positive news image within the community
Monitor all on-air and online product for compliance to Federal, State and local laws as well as First Amendment
Work closely with other members of station management team to develop and attain departmental and station goals
Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to digital platforms
Ability to adapt current resources to emerging technology
Supervise and provide regular feedback for direct reports with ultimate responsibility for all newsroom personnel

Preferred Skills:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
4 year degree with an emphasis in Journalism or equivalent; Masters or equivalent work experience preferred
Minimum five years of journalism experience required
3+ years of current digital media experience 
A broad-based knowledge of journalism and related standards, the news media environment and audience consumption trends
Up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging multi-platform news content, including text, audio, video, photos, graphics, data, visual journalism/storytelling and community building
Hands-on knowledge of special coverage, features, enterprise and investigative reporting and breaking news
Exceptional leadership and management skills with previous experience building teams, hiring, developing and retaining employees, and clearly articulating roles responsibilities
Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems 
Possess a valid driver's license; acceptable driving record 
 
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled
 
HOW TO APPLY:  Click on the link below for online application instructions:
http://www.kxly.com/station/kxly-jobs/executive-news-director/620886760
or mail your application, resume, and cover letter to:
Human Resources
KXLY BROADCAST GROUP
500 W. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA  99201
 
PLEASE SPECIFY REFERRAL SOURCE IN YOUR COVER LETTER - NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE - KXLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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