Nexstar Media Group

  • Assistant News Director

    Requisition ID
    2019-6393
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-IN-Indianapolis
    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

    The Assistant News Director assists the News Director with all aspects of news, weather and sports programming production, and serves as the News Director in his/her absence.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assists the News Director with management of all aspects of the News Department (other than Production)
    • Assists with planning, staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department
    • Consults on decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
    • Develops news coverage strategy for the station and its website
    • Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improve coverage and provide mentoring feedback to news staff
    • Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met
    • Ensures achievement of viewer rating goals
    • Determines programming and evaluation of equipment needs to produce quality programming
    • Responds to coverage questions
    • Serves as the News Director in his/her absence
    • Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Requirements & Skills:

     

    • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Fluency in English
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Minimum two years’ experience in news programming production, with some leadership experience preferred. (Depending on market size)
    • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand employee needs and communicate with a team to shape a solution

     Physical Demands & Work Environment:


    The Assistant 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 near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors 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 50 pounds.

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