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Company: KWHY-TV Mundofox22
Position:
NEWS DIRECTOR
Location:
California
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
January 31, 2013
Job ID: 1458403

Description:

JOB SUMMARY

                Shape, manage and oversee the live daily newscasts that will provide a responsible, substantive, and visually appealing source of local news and information serving the Hispanic communities in Southern California.  Responsible for enforcing high journalistic standards, developing a strong on-air team, managing staff, news systems and resources, and producing a visually appealing program.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

*Define a clear mission, purpose and vision for KWHY Mundofox 22 news.

*Determine overall journalistic strategy and policy for daily live news broadcast.

*Be responsible for overall journalistic content and integrity.

*Recruit, hire and coach on-air anchors, reporters and other contributors as needed.

*Improve and approve reporter and producer scripts, and prompter copy.

*Oversee the monitoring of news sources, and development of stories.

*Choose and shape the day’s lead story and supporting stories.

*Develop a wide variety of news sources to create the newscast’s distinctive quality.

*Oversee creation of distinctive and effective visual elements.

*Critique on-air talent to assure maximum performance and effective interviews. 

*Help devise and implement systems for smooth production of newscast (video tape library, roll-ins, program archive, script formats, vo’s, bumpers, teases, graphics, satellite feeds, etc.).                     

*Set story and production priorities and manage staff accordingly.

*Help staff develop professionally.

*Forge constructive relationships between KWHY Mundofox 22 and Hispanic community groups, institutions and leaders.

                *Responsible for the allocation of personnel and production resources, and keeping the newscasts on budget. S/he will help monitor and if necessary revise production budget as needed.

               *Perform other duties as assigned.

 

                JOB REQUIREMENTS

*Extensive experience (ten-plus years) in the production of a daily live newscast for a major market, preferably with a Spanish speaking television station.

*Ideally previous experience as managing editor or executive producer.

*Must be bilingual; Spanish-English

*Excellent broadcast writing /editing copy skills.

*Excellent news judgment and judgment of on-air talent.

*Creative approach to stories.

*Highly organized and systematized.

*Strong leadership and people skills.

*Excellent “teaching” skills. (i.e. coaching and developing staff skills.)

*Able to communicate clearly, calmly and concisely under tight deadlines and production pressure.

*Thorough knowledge and understanding of southern California culture, diverse communities and politics.

*Understanding and knowledge of NABET union regulations.

 

              PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
              Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.

           
              Send your resume to hr@kwhy.com, or mail to KWHY, Attn: Human Resources Department, 1201 W. 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
             
              EOE Employer

 

 

 

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