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Morgan Murphy Media-West

TV: Assist. News Director - F/T

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Thursday, 12th May 2022
Tuesday, 12th July 2022
Location: Spokane, Washington
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Job Description:

Assistant News Director | 4 News Now | Spokane, WA

About us:

4 News Now, the ABC affiliate in Spokane, Washington, is a family-owned, people-first newsroom.  The community is at the core of what we do and who we are and we believe it is our duty to inform, but also to inspire. 

 

About this opportunity:

Are you ready to join a newsroom and management team that allows room for growth, innovation AND a personal life? Do you love the chaos of a newsroom during breaking news, but also thrive on special projects and strategy? Do you aspire to one day move into the News Director’s office and drive the strategy yourself?  This job is the one you’ve waited for. 4 News Now in Spokane is looking for an Assistant News Director to join our experienced team of managers, to help lead a team of hungry, creative journalists. You’ll set the daily editorial strategy and work with broadcast and digital producers to execute that strategy across platforms. You’ll also join our hands-on, collaborative, experienced News Director in setting long-term strategy. Help with budgets, help recruit new talent and have the opportunity to coach and train both veteran and emerging journalists. All of this, while working for a company that values YOUR time away from work. We believe in working hard, but also leaving space for the things that give your life meaning. We want to set you up to a lead a newsroom of your own the right way, while keeping perspective about a life outside of news.

 

What you’ll do:                          

  • Work with producers, anchors and production team on visual and content execution of broadcasts
  • Work with News Director on long-term newsroom strategy
  • Assist News Director with budgets, recruiting and coaching
  • Work with other station departments on sponsorships and promotions
  • Directly supervise news reporters and weather anchors

 

What you’ll bring:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a television newsroom with experience managing a team
  • Track record of success in newsroom positions
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Communications, Journalism, or other related fields
  • Desire to lead and coach others
  • Extremely organized, strategic thinker
  • Able to direct others – both above and below – on content and strategy
  • Understanding of target audiences and metrics of success on TV and digital
  • Clear understanding of journalism rules and laws as well as journalists’ rights to records and meetings
  • Outside the box thinker
  • Aspirations beyond the Assistant News Director position

 

 

 

Preferred Skills:

What 4 News Now offers:

  • We’re a dynamic and progressive family-owned business that values our employees, our culture and our community
  • We are a team of talented and creative professionals.  Who wouldn’t want to work with the best in the business?
  • We are committed to maintaining a culture where employees can flourish and grow, professionally and personally
  • We offer competitive compensation and benefits
  • Our robust benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and long-term disability insurance, EAP, flexible spending account, and 401(k)
  • Time off work/life balance is important to us.   We provide vacation days, sick days, personal days and 9 paid holidays

                                                                                                                                               

What’s next?  To apply on-line and include your resume and link go to: https://morganmurphymedia.com/current-openings/

 

Disclaimer: As a condition of employment, Morgan Murphy Media requires that newly hired employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to the extent permitted by applicable law and subject to any medical or religious accommodations.

 

 

4 NEWS NOW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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