Senior TV News Manager

WUFT/University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Date Posted August 28, 2019
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $70K – Commensurate with experience


WUFT and the University of Florida seeks a Senior TV News Manager that will: 

Oversee content gathering and distribution for our multi-platform newsroom in the Innovation News Center (INC).

Work collaboratively with other INC news managers and teach students how to create unique, engaging and shareable content for broadcast and digital platforms.

Lead innovative, multimedia storytelling and community engagement efforts.

Teach students how to research and verify information, develop sources, understand metrics and use social media effectively for gathering information and delivering news.

Help lead day-to-day operational and editorial management, including active participation in daily news and production meetings.

Manage a staff of paid and unpaid student reporters and producers.

Manage all aspects of production of daily news briefs and enterprise news stories for various platforms.

Teach beginning and advanced TV news courses (such as producing, on-air presentation, broadcast writing, shooting and editing).

About the College of Journalism and Communications

The College of Journalism and Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and is home to four departments – Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. The college provides hands-on learning immersion experiences through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, frank gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, the Summer Media Institute, undergraduate research, various extracurricular groups and activities, etc.

About the University of Florida 

The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities, is categorized in the Carnegie Commission’s top tier of research universities, and is ranked #8 among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. UF has a student body of over 55,000 who come from all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round recreational activities, and social opportunities.

About Gainesville

Gainesville has been described as one of America’s best college towns and a hotspot for talented workers. Money magazine, Frommer’s and Forbes are just a few of the magazines that have named Gainesville the top city in the nation for livability.  The city boasts a revitalized downtown whose culturally enriched environment rivals those found in much larger cities. Orlando, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Tampa are all within a 2-hour drive.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Five years of relevant professional experience.  Experience in a TV, radio or digital newsroom as a supervisor, manager, executive producer, producer, editorial director, anchor/reporter, photographer/videographer. Experience with a variety of online, mobile and traditional media. Experience in editing and production software and content management systems. College-level teaching experience.  Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to multitask and calmly handle live news situations and developing events.

Instructions:  Applicants should submit a resume, a letter of interest outlining a description of his/her/their relevant work experience and examples of appropriate work. Please list email addresses and phone numbers for at least three professional references. This is a 12-month, non-tenure appointment, renewable annually.

You may contact Search Committee Chair Harrison Hove ( for more information.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) on September 18th.  Apply here: 

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