15 hours

News Director

Tribune Company
Kansas City, MO
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News Director in Kansas City, Missouri | Careers at MO-Kansas City;3030 Summit (WDAF)
  • News Director

    Location US-MO-Kansas City
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/22/2019 8:26 PM)
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  • Overview

    WDAF Fox 4 is looking for a creative, innovative, and experienced News Director to lead a number one rated newsroom. The news director will oversee day to day editorial coverage while managing content creation and distribution on all platforms. Our ideal candidate will be strategic, have experience in digital platforms, have a solid track record of success and be a master recruiter of talent.


    Job Responsibilities:

    • Lead and inspire the news department.
    • Develop and implement innovative strategies for newscasts, special projects, including investigative and enterprise stories, elections, and live coverage of major events. 
    • Emphasize strong journalistic judgement and news philosophy along with community engagement.
    • Successful leadership during breaking news coverage on all platforms.
    • Collaborate with the General Manager and other department heads to develop innovative new ways to implement our station brand and execute our vision. 
    • Responsible for coaching and growing newsroom staff while holding people accountable.
    • Communicate and uphold a strong code of journalism ethics and conduct all news personnel are expected to follow. 
    • Oversee budgeting for the Newsroom.
    • Understands state of the art newsgathering equipment including digital editing systems, graphic technologies, and weather and traffic data systems to produce engaging and compelling content.


    Bachelors Degree required; five (5) or more years news leadership experience pred.




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    Posted: 2019-10-17 Expires: 2019-11-16

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