Assistant News Director

Date PostedDecember 21, 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!

WEAR-TV is seeking an experienced, hands-on Assistant News Director to drive the day-to-day news operation. The Assistant News Director will work closely with the News Director on strategic planning and corporate protocol. This role will directly oversee reporters and producers while working with the News Director to create and oversee strategic plans, community projects and special events. The winning candidate will have hands on experience and demonstrate superior understanding of targeted coverage, content presentation/showcasing, targeted special reports, audience demographics, digital, social media, promotions, etc.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing reporters and producers, establishing goals and directing the staff that produces 30+ hours of local news weekly
  • Responsible for initiating and managing content delivery on multiple platforms
  • Work closely with the News Director and corporate management on strategic planning and content management
  • Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliancy, and subsequently provide feedback to all news staff
  • Collaborate with other managers to develop goal setting, effectively reach of said goals and content planning


  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong writing skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating producers and reporters
  • Strategic planning and time management a must
  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
  • Will bring strong fiscal experience for both operational
  • Must have a proven track records of success in building a winning newscast and/or operation
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts on two stations
  • Must have experience building content across all platforms

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

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