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Company: Granville Homes
Seeking Public Relations - News Director
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
October 2, 2013
Job ID: 1524563


Job Description:

Under the guidance/supervision of the President, the News Director (ND) leads and manages the planning, production and presentation of news. The ND supervises the Public Relations department staff and will be an integral part of its talent acquisition efforts. The ND works in cooperation with local leaders and news media to support the mission of the President.

The ND has responsibility and understanding of news planning, reporting, editing and production. The ND helps define and maintain ethical, editorial, artistic, and technical standards for company news on broadcast/print media programs. The ND helps manage content published to the company website, blogs, Granville Lifestyle and other outlets.


Editorial Planning, Scheduling, Editing

The ND directs the activities of the Public Relations department to develop story ideas, track issues and events, select staff for coverage, and schedule time for interviewing, writing and editing.

The ND serves as a primary editor to insure reports for publication/broadcasting are produced in an effective, timely and responsible manner.

The ND acts as a proactive liaison to various internal and external constituencies to advance the company’s outreach and to inform the media on pertinent issues, including but not limited to the Marjorie Mason Center, the Granville Home of Hope project, and general public advocacy. 

The ND is part of the Public Affairs team and contributes content on a regular basis. The ND may need to prepare press releases, appear as a TV program guest to represent the company, and produce various news videos, features or special programs.

Administration of Personnel, Budget, Technology

The ND helps set goals and monitor scheduling and performance of Public Affairs staff. Personnel management includes recruitment and hiring. The ND manages the Public Affairs department budget — including annual planning, monthly monitoring, and routine handling. The ND helps maintain basic equipment and information systems vital to news planning, newsgathering, news production and news presentation.

Community Relations and Support

The ND seeks opportunities to promote public contact to help ascertain public needs and bolster the Company’s success. The ND participates in company events and fundraising activities for American Medical Overseas Relief (AMOR) as appropriate.


The ND adheres to deadlines and makes timely and effective decisions in situations requiring prompt attention. The ND will create positive media relations and utilize those partnerships to help impact influence on policy. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four-year degree in journalism — or equivalent — required.

  • Minimum three years full-time professional experience in journalism — preferably television/print news. 

  • Familiarity with television news programming standards and values.

  • Successful candidate will possess broad knowledge of local and regional public policy issues.

  • Experience in broadcast production, news writing and editing is required.

  • Must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent on-line research abilities.

  • Must have excellent memory for details, be able to meet daily deadlines under stressful conditions, and deal effectively multiple tasks simultaneously.


Company Profile:

Granville Homes and its affiliate companies cover a wide range of business lines, including real estate investment, residential development, multifamily construction and management, and philanthropic efforts. Granville Homes develops lifestyle communities for the residents of California’s Central Valley, and our GV Urban line builds multifamily apartments throughout the greater Fresno area. Our developments include revitalization of Fresno’s vibrant downtown, collaborating with the City and Redevelopment agencies and the local community. As a group, we encourage smart innovation, strive to touch as many people as possible in a positive way, and are inspired to give back to our community – both locally and globally.

 About Fresno, California:  The City of Fresno is located in the heart of California within the fertile San Joaquin Valley. From the agricultural fields on the valley floor to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevadas, the Fresno area truly offers something for everyone. 

 To learn more about all that Fresno has to offer, please explore: or

Qualified applicants are encouraged to email resumes to Human Resources Manager, Shervin Shams at

Granville proudly provides a very competitive total compensation package, career growth opportunities, and an unparalleled work environment.

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