News Director

KOMO-TV, Seattle, Washington

Date PostedDecember 18, 2017
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KOMO News4, (Seattle’s ABC Affiliate) and Univision Seattle, (DMA #12), has an immediate opening for News Director. We’re looking for someone with strong leadership skills, exemplary news judgment, strong digital news initiative and a passion for excellence. This is an extraordinary opportunity to manage an operation with a legacy of excellence, with numerous cross-platform offerings. Are you the next great leader for our team?


  • Primarily responsible for managing the stations' aggressive news operations and all associated platforms (social, digital and emerging platforms), including setting budgets, establishing goals and directing an experienced staff that produces more than 36 hours of local news each week via multiple channels
  • Responsible for initiating and managing content delivery on multiple platforms, including oversight and integration across KOMO TV, KUNS TV, KOMO News radio and
  • Work closely with local and corporate management including promotions, operations and engineering, to strengthen the content, philosophy and direction of our news product
  • Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliancy, and provide feedback to all news staff
  • Recruiting, hiring and negotiating contracts for news department personnel
  • Collaborate with other managers to develop marketing plans, to establish ratings goals, and to effectively reach said goals
  • Must know how to lead, mentor, and grow a large staff of experienced, professional journalists


  • Must have a strong working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
  • You will bring strong fiscal experience for both operational and capital expenditures
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts on multiple stations and must have a proven track record of success in building a winning news organization
  • Must have experience as a manager in major-market local news or on the network level
  • A familiarity with Spanish language news products is beneficial in managing an aggressive Spanish language product
  • Journalism degree and a minimum of ten years experience in news management required
  • Must have proven success as a leader, and a desire to win

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.


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