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News Director


Location: Amarillo, TX

Contact Name: Sinclair Broadcast Group


Job Description

Category: News
Position/Title: News Director

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KVII is seeking an experienced, hands-on News Director with strong leadership skills and an aggressive style.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 2/15/2019
Closing Date: 3/15/2019
City: Amarillo
State: Texas


Responsibilities include:
Managing the stations' news operations, setting budgets, establishing goals and directing the staff that produces 30+ hours of local news weekly
Responsible for initiating and managing content delivery on multiple platforms
Work closely with local and corporate management to establish News content, philosophy, and direction
Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliance, and subsequently provide feedback to all news staff
Recruiting, hiring and negotiating contracts for news department personnel
Collaborate with other managers to develop marketing plans, establish ratings goals, and effectively reach said goals


Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
Will bring strong fiscal experience for both operational and capital expenditures
Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts on two stations and must have a proven track record of success in building a winning news organization
A journalism degree and a minimum of five (5) years' experience in news management with noted leadership skills is required

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
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