Assistant News Director

Date PostedFebruary 13, 2018
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!

KGBT TV, the CBS affiliate in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, is seeking an experienced, hands-on Assistant News Director. We are looking for someone with strong leadership skills, coaching skills, a passion for winning the big story, and an overall winning attitude. We are looking for an experienced manager who can work with a group of Multimedia Journalists on our day to day coverage in a hands-on working environment as well as working with our producers to showcase great content, winning the big story on-air and online.

As the number two person in the news department your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Assist the News Director with supervisory responsibilities for all news broadcasts, online digital content and day to day news operations
  • Assist in initiating and managing content delivery on multiple platforms including day to day story development with reporter MMJ's
  • Writing copy and edit scripts for air and web as well as knowledge and proficiency in posting content to station websites and social media
  • Assist the News Director in reviewing daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliancy, provide coaching and feedback to all news staff
  • Schedule multi-media journalists and newsroom staff
  • Assist in recruiting, hiring for news department personnel
  • Develop with News Director strategies to increase ratings and audience in multiple platforms as well as working to develop and establish ratings goals, and effectively reach said goals with the news management team
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
  • Must have at least 2 years of News Manager experience
  • Must have a Journalism degree or related field
  • Must have demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts as a previous Executive Producer or Producer with a proven track record of success in building quality newscasts
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Work with the Digital Executive Producer and Content Producers on social media strategies and digital content

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


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