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Assistant News Director


Location: Austin, TX

Contact Name: Lisa Cordes


Job Description

Seeking a dynamic, experienced News leader with excellent news judgment to be second in command in the newsroom. With the direction of the VP/News Director, oversees daily news operation on all platforms.

Must have strong knowledge of digital and social media operations as well as emerging trends in new media.
Will manage an editorial team in television station and work closely with executive producers, reporters and digital staff.
Strong planning skills a must.
Qualified candidate must also demonstrate knowledge of current local, national and international events and issues.
Represent the station in a manner consistent with the business standards and policies of the Company.
Assist with resolution of staffing and equipment issues.
Candidates should also be able to manage newsroom expenses, subpoenas, licensing, and vendor contracts.
Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

Journalism degree from a 4-year college preferred and a minimum of three years’ experience in news management with noted leadership skills is required.  
Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel and privacy laws. 
Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts. 
Positive leader. 
Must have excellent supervisory, people and management skills.
Must be organized with a strong attention to detail. 
Requires a unique and diverse combination of computer, engineering, budgeting, purchasing, cost control, personnel issues and planning experience along with a background in journalism and TV news.  
Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including iNews.