The assistant news director will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the newsroom; working closely with the digital director, assignment editor and executive producers.
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KY3 and KSPR are part of a seven-station group in Springfield, MO. KY3 is one of the most dominant NBC affiliates in the country, while KSPR is an up-and-coming ABC station. KYCW, the high-rated CW station, also broadcasts from the same studio, and the combined newsrooms produce newscasts for all three stations. KY3/KSPR covers 31 counties in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas and has four news gathering bureaus stationed throughout the DMA. KY3 and KSPR are known for their regional and national award winning local news, weather and sports coverage, large-scale and numerous community service projects, and effective broadcast and digital marketing solutions. We are proud of our close connections with the communities we serve in the Ozarks.
KY3/KSPR, the high-rated, award-winning NBC, ABC and CW Gray station in Springfield, MO (market 72) is looking for the newest member of the news team. The assistant news director will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the newsroom; working closely with the digital director, assignment editor and executive producers. This person will help plan and coordinate daily news coverage on all platforms. He or she must have a passion for news and innovation and be able to mentor more than eleven MMJs daily by setting goals and encouraging them through the story process all the way through to the newscast and active live shots. The successful candidate must also guide producers through active, creative and impactful newscasts. He or she must be able to give quick and positive feedback
Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
• Must believe in the power of local journalism and have excellent editorial judgement for weather, breaking news, safety/security and cost of living stories
• Must be committed to managing compelling impact-driven weathercasts and newscasts
• Aggressive during breaking news and in covering weather
• Great people skills with emphasis on coaching, motivating and mentoring
• Must be creative with on-air and digital coverage of stories
• Help research, gather and check news stories for on-air and online in the most accurate, appealing, timely and creative way using all sources
• Develop and maintain sources of information and knowledge about assignments, especially local and national news and weather
• Enterprise research-driven packages under tight deadlines. Participate in story selection process through meetings
• Post and regularly update stories on social media and web
• Follow clothing and appearance guidelines
• Must support the visual storyteller; help with creative stand-ups and explanatory, moving live shots
• Be willing to learn or possess a broad and working knowledge of the viewing area, including people, places, things, and history
• Critique, positive feedback, and training are part a must in this job; must be willing to coach and inspire on-air talent and producers
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned
• Must be able to handle several tasks at once
• Must have flexibility to work any shift, including nights, weekends and holidays
• Must be willing to learn producing and fill-in when given the opportunity.
• Will run day-to-day operations of the newsroom with digital-first approach to news
• Help plan special reports, promotions and other specials
• Set schedule for news staff
• Help with daily, weekly, monthly and yearly evaluations of news staff
• Work closely with news director to write and achieve newsroom goals and policies
• Assist news director with recruitment and hiring
• Help plan training (internal and external) for newsroom staff
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