KAIT-TV, Gray Television's ABC/NBC/CW affiliate in Jonesboro, Arkansas seeks a dynamic News Director with proven ability to lead and mentor fellow journalists.
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Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 86 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.
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CBS 7 News is the top-rated, long-time news leader in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico.
Based in Midland/Odessa, we pride ourselves in being the dominant player in a highly competitive market where there is never a shortage of news that impacts people on the regional level, throughout the state of Texas and very often on the national stage.
Our team of professionals is committed to sharing the most compelling stories every day...and we know that requires outstanding writers, creative photographers and an innovative production team. Whether we're following local officers to the nation's capital to remember their fallen brothers; traveling to Marine boot camp to highlight a local man's journey; covering a hometown president (George W. Bush) during his eight years in office; or tracking tthe latest developments in the oil and gas industry - KOSA is located at the epicenter of some of the most important news stories of our generation.
As the only community in the country with an International Air and Space Port, travel to and from Midland from anywhere in the world (and very soon even out of the world!) is quick and easy. We are also nestled in a picturesque region of Texas, often referred to as a hidden jewel that makes for exciting weekend trips for the outdoors adventurer or the lover of rare or unique art.
KAIT-TV, Gray Television's ABC/NBC/CW affiliate in Jonesboro, Arkansas seeks a dynamic News Director with proven ability to lead and mentor fellow journalists. Successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the news department from content on all platforms to developing the team to the department's budget. You'll also oversee all aspects of a newsroom producing 39 hours of local news a week in English and Spanish. The best candidate will have a track record of results and the desire to win the right way. While prior news director experience is a plus, some newsroom management and the willingness to learn is required.
If this is your next career move, do not let this rare opportunity pass you by. We encourage you to submit your cover letter, resume, and application today.
We expect the right candidate to have:
* A commitment to managing compelling impact-driven newscasts
* Great people skills with emphasis on coaching, motivating, and mentoring
* Strong storytelling skills for on-air and digital coverage
* A desire to coach and inspire on-air talent, MMJ's, and producers. Training is a big part of this job.
* Excitement about taking us into the new world of OTT
* A community-minded spirit and vision
* Success in growing ratings
* The ability to manage department budgets and goals
* Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
* Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
* Must be 18 years or older to apply
We want someone with a Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related degree or equivalent experience and at least five years in news management.
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