Nexstar Media Group

  • News Director

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    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at


    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    The News Director leads and supervises all aspects of news, weather and sports programming production.



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    WRBL is the Nexstar-owned, CBS television affiliate and digital media operation located in Columbus, Georgia. We are seeking an experienced News Director who is an innovative and dynamic leader, possessing excellent news and ethical judgment, strong digital content understanding and a passion to be the best. We are seeking a leader with a proven track record of team, product, content and community development leading to audience growth.


    The market has great local diversity with healthcare, education, and tourism all playing significant roles in the economy.  Our community is surrounded by several institutes of higher learning like Auburn, Troy, Tuskegee and Columbus State universities along with Columbus Technical College.  In addition, the market is located within the Chattahoochee River Valley, covering parts of two states - Georgia and Alabama. In addition, Fort Benning and Callaway Gardens are inside the market, offering something for everyone.


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Manages all aspects of the News Department (other than Production).
    • Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department.
    • Develops news coverage strategy for the station, website and mobile platforms.
    • Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improve coverage, and provide mentoring feedback to news staff.
    • Oversee daily and weekly news coverage from the state capitol to regional sister stations.
    • Ensures achievement of viewer ratings goals.
    • Works with other senior station leaders to establish and reach station goals.

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
    • Minimum five years’ experience in a news leadership role. (More or less depending on market size)
    • Experience guiding, directing, and motivating co-workers, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
    • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
    • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
    • Experience preparing and maintaining departmental budgets.
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, and other office equipment.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

    Physical Demands:


    The News Director must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoor in environmentally controlled conditions. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions. Must be able to lift, set up, and operate equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.



    This is a tremendous opportunity to join one of the fastest growing broadcast and digital companies in the industry while leading the successful growth of a talented team of journalists.  


    Interested candidates must apply online. If you have not applied with Nexstar before you must setup an account and use this link to apply and attach your resume etc.



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