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Client Reference Code: 220448Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering news that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment!THE ENVIRONMENTSpectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.JOIN OUR JOURNEY IFu2026Youu2019re ready to inspire and be inspired! Youu2019re passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers our local communities.You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow.You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure. A Spectrum Networks News Director is responsible for managerial oversight of daily content strategies for the on-air editorial platform of the assigned news channel(s).Develops, implements and monitors programs that promote and support Charteru2019s News goals and objectives, establishing metrics and tools to measure progress.REQUIREMENTSu2022Overseeing day-to-day editorial content strategies for 24-hour local news channel (s)u2022Implements long and short term strategies to ensure continuity of content distribution platformsu2022Maintains and executes news channelu2019s internal policies and standards for news gatheringu2022Acts as a liaison for resource sharing and combined coverage among Spectrum Networksu2022Ensures collaboration and promotion of news stories between the linear channel, Digital, Marketing and Creative Services departmentsu2022Critiques newscasts on a daily basis to correct errors, improve coverage, and provide mentoring feedback to news staffu2022Participates in the budgeting and forecasting processu2022Hires, develops, and mentors News department staff and reviews employee performance for the purpose of salary increases and promotionsu2022Responds to subpoenas, legal allegations, and answers coverage questions related to legal challengesu2022Assists with determining the strategy, planning and execution of projects and initiatives within the departmentu2022 Manages continuous improvement cycle and acts as a change agent as opportunities to improve departmental performance are identified.u2022 Ensures that all applicable standards are followed; remains current on industry trends and legal considerationsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEu2022Bacheloru2019s degree in Broadcast Journalism, management or related field; Masteru2019s preferredu20228 years News experience; 5 years management experience; Experience at an affiliate television station or cable station preferredu2022Ability to anticipate situations and plan over a one- to two-year time spanu2022Ability to organize and manage multiple prioritiesu2022Ability to build relationships and motivateu2022Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and a functional levelu2022Knowledge of all aspects of local news programming, especially social mediau2022 Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to produce clear and concise written analysis and reportsu2022Ability to promote product within the company and throughout the areau2022In depth skills with MS Officeu2022Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the organizationu2022Ability to think strategically and anticipate future trends, needs and expectationsu2022Strong business planning and forecasting skillsu2022Strong analytic, organizational, and problem solving skillsu2022Ability to analyze data and develop and present data driven reportsu2022Ability to document, prepare and present executive level presentationsu2022Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changesOUR CULTURESpectrum Networks is a growing organization, with 31 Networks across 12 States. Our commitment is to create relevant, timely content essential in the day to day lives of the people who live in the communities we serve. Additionally, our breadth allows us to share relevant content across our nation-wide networks, increasing our opportunity to share timely stories.We truly believe in continually redefining and re-establishing how we engage with our viewers and their local communities.Each Spectrum Networksu2019 employee is an influencer and culture keeper.We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude!Job Code : NNS750 Dir, News Director Exempt 220448BR

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