News Director

Arizona Public Media, Tucson, Arizona

Date Posted April 29, 2021
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The News Director will provide the vision and guidance for Arizona Public Media's (AZPM) radio, television, and digital journalism outlets. They will ensure that news coverage and offerings reflect the highest standards of journalistic ethics, production, and public service to Southern Arizona. The News Director will manage the day-to-day news operation and will drive daily reporting with a combination of energy and calm, creativity, and consistency. A key component of this position is serving as an editor and coach for the reporting team. The News Director will also be an innovative thinker who, in partnership with the CEO and COO, develops strategies that evolve the AZPM brand from not only being the place to go for trusted news but also where consumers can expect to find localized high-quality, high-impact journalism and content across all platforms delivered with urgency, while maintaining the highest levels of journalistic integrity.

Arizona Public Media is an editorially independent department of the University of Arizona. Outstanding UArizona benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UArizona recreation and cultural activities; and more!

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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