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KXLY

TV: Assistant News Director/Executive News Producer F/T

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 12th October 2017
Tuesday, 12th December 2017
Location: Spokane, Washington
Duration:
Travel:

Job Description:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER
 
Are you ready to take the next step in your career and be part of a changing, dynamic newsroom on the rise? KXLY-TV in Spokane is looking to hire an Assistant News Director/Executive Producer to work with our talented team of journalists. Come be part of our newsroom that thrives on storytelling, holding the powerful accountable and winning breaking news across platforms. Our newsroom is a combination of experienced veterans and excited new journalists, working for a family-owned company in a beautiful, traffic-free part of the Pacific Northwest.
 
We're looking for an experienced journalist and proven leader who can oversee the day-to-day operations of our news team. Are you a producer who is ready to see the newscasts from a broader perspective? A reporter who is ready to move into management and have a bigger impact on the newscast? An experienced manager who wants to work in a place where you have the freedom to cater newscasts and digital content to a local market? We'd love 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:                        Assistant News Director/Executive News Producer
HOURS:                     Full Time
REPORTS TO:          Executive News Director       
           
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:                
Supervise the operation of the newsroom and guide coverage across all platforms
Creative leader for the look, pace, content, and style of newscast
Review and approve writing and production of reporter stories
Lead content publishing efforts for station website and social media
Ensure product stays on-brand across multiple platforms
Develop and set coverage expectations in conjunction with other news managers
Work with Executive News Director on long-term planning and special projects                
           
 
                                                                                   
 

Preferred Skills:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                    
4-yr degree in Journalism, Communications or related course of study
5 years TV newsroom experience
Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems, digital publishing, and social media
Possess strong broadcast and AP style writing skills and sound news judgment
Able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
Excellent project-management skills and constant attention to detail
Thorough knowledge of media law
Experience with newsroom non-linear video editing systems preferred
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:
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
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KXLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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