Nexstar Media Group

  • News Director KARK & KLRT - Little Rock

    Requisition ID
    2019-4191
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-AR-Little Rock
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% 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 www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    KARK/NBC & KLRT/FOX are seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to lead our news and local content team. Talent, energy, and a passion for leadership will be the attributes of our hire.

     

    The ideal candidate will have a digital first content philosophy with an aptitude for executing multi-platform delivery. Understands and implements all social media platforms to drive consumer engagement.

     

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Successful candidate will be a positive, proven and effective communicator with a track record of News Department and Digital content leadership. Position will provide detailed execution of breaking news, weather strategies, and community service across all platforms.
    • Management of News department including editorial leadership of content across all digital distribution points.
    • Recruits, directs and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News department
    • Casts strategic vision in collaboration with station personnel to establish and reach company goals.
    • Proven success models in mentoring and coaching winning news personnel.
    • Achieves agreed upon viewer growth goals
    • Understands and implements social media, Twitter, Facebook Live, Instagram to drive consumer engagement.
    • Quick study with an understanding of local priorities, city and state leaders, and community engagement strategies.
    • Leads content initiatives, assign projects, and provides accountability metrics for our newsroom.
    • Tactical execution of special programming – live election coverage, political debates, community events within a state capital environment.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Requirements and 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 news programming content gathering, with at least two years’ experience in a leadership role (Similar market size preferred)
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Dynamic leader able to convey a clear vision.
    • Candidate expected to set standards for content innovation inside Nexstar Broadcasting
    • Experience setting performance standards and creative expectations.
    • Experience preparing and maintaining departmental budgets
    • Successful delivery of long-range objectives, digital strategies, and actions to achieve goals
    • Experience in teaching and directing staff to improve their knowledge and skillsets.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

     

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