WTOC-TV

Category:
Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title:
ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR – WTOC
Details:
About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WTOC:

WTOC is located in beautiful historic Savannah, GA, which was recently named the third-best city in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure. WTOC has been the market leader for 70 years. The station excels in creating effective commercials for our advertising clients. We also create promotional campaigns for our #1 News programs that inform and engage the viewer. WTOC 11 is the number one news source in beautiful historic Savannah, Georgia which was named the third-best city in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure. As Savannah’s first TV station, WTOC’s community roots run deep. The call letters stand for Welcome To Our City.

Job Summary/Description:  

WTOC News, THE Southeast News Leader, is looking for a forward-thinking journalist to lead the day-to-day operations of our newsroom. This person will be responsible for directing daily news coverage, especially breaking news, both on-air and online. They will work closely with producers, anchors and MMJs to develop strong storytelling skills and unique showcasing in every newscast. The assistant news director will work hand-in-hand with the assignment manager to coordinate staffing and schedules.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

– Oversee the daily editorial process and on-air execution of newscasts, and manage the daily operation of the newsroom, guiding coverage across all platforms
– Assist with planning, staffing, and training for the News Department
– Coach and mentor staff to elevate writing and storytelling
– Direct newsroom operations and schedules
– Work with producers to ensure quality control and brand touchpoints
– Work with the ND and other managers to establish newsroom goals and work to develop them
– Helps develop news coverage strategy for the station and digital platforms
– Critiques newscasts/website daily to correct errors, improve coverage, and provide mentoring feedback to news staff
– Provide content for newscasts, and website when needed
– Help gather sources/stories for newscasts and MMJs
– Take charge of specials, projects & live events as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

– BA in Journalism with a minimum of 3 years of experience in a television newsroom, including some management experience
– Strong management, communication, and people skills required to supervise and interact daily with staff and the community
– Proven leadership ability
– Creativity and passion for news
– Knowledge and understanding of using various digital and social platforms
– Strong organizational skills
– Ability to multi-task in high-stress situations
– Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
– Optional bilingual – Spanish

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WTOC-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company.

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to fully vaccinate against the coronavirus before or by the first workday. 

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
7/2/2024
Closing Date:
9/30/2024
City:
Savannah
State:
Georgia
Experience:
– BA in Journalism with a minimum of 3 years of experience in a television newsroom, including some management experience
Requirements:
Strong management, communication, and people skills required to supervise and interact daily with staff and the community
– Proven leadership ability
– Creativity and passion for news
– Knowledge and understanding of using various digital and social platforms
– Strong organizational skills
– Ability to multi-task in high-stress situations
– Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
Contact:
If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references.
Apply Online URL:
https://gray.tv/careers
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