Lockwood Broadcast Group

WFXG FOX54 has an immediate opening for a News Director to lead a dedicated team of journalists and content producers in beautiful Augusta, Georgia, home of The Masters golf tournament.

WFXG produces 30+ hours of local television news each week and embraces a screen-agnostic approach to coverage through our website WFXG.com, two mobile apps, live streaming video and social media platforms.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of broadcast audience growth and will understand how to best utilize our social media and digital platforms to enhance our overall news image.

The primary responsibility of the News Director is to oversee all aspects of our news operation and ensure all WFXG FOX54 journalists are timely, accurate, and unbiased in their reporting on all platforms.  We are committed to excellence in journalism, and we seek someone who shares that expectation of excellence and can demonstrate their ability to lead strong teams.  You’ll lead efforts to build, train, inspire and retain a top-notch staff of diverse, competitive, driven high-performers. You’ll need to be aggressive in adjusting resources to meet the demand of a shifting local news marketplace.

Position Responsibilities:
Work with station and corporate management to set content and brand strategy with a focus on audience growth
Inspire a team of journalists and production staff to meet a high standard of excellence in a highly competitive marketplace
Embrace local news delivery through all available platforms
Lead employee recruitment and retention efforts
Analyze audience data and be willing to shift resources to address customer demands
Develop strategies to improve the communities we serve through journalism and outreach

Minimum 2 years of News Director experience or 4 years in news management/executive producer experience
Four-year degree in Journalism, English, Mass Communications or other applicable discipline required
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with an emphasis on collaboration, setting expectations, accountability, managing conflict, decision-making, coaching and delegation
Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills for all platforms
Strong command of journalism ethics and the tenets of professional journalism
Competency with Microsoft Office applications, newsroom software, social media, camera equipment, and editing systems

About Us:
We’re a dynamic and progressive family-owned business that values our employees and our service to the communities in which we operate.
Medical, dental, vision, prescription, and life insurance, flexible spending account, 401(k), paid time off (vacation, personal, holidays).

Interested candidates can apply to:
Denise Vickers, General Manager
3933 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30907
Or by e-mail to dvickers@wfxg.com
No telephone calls please

Lockwood Broadcast Group and WFXG provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  Pre-employment drug test is required along with a background screen as allowed by federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

To apply for this job email your details to asmith@lockwoodbroadcast.com