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Sinclair Broadcast Group News Director in Macon, Georgia

WGXA is seeking an experienced, hands-on News Director with strong leadership skills and a bold style to lead one Content Center. The News Director is involved in all aspects of the Content Center, from managing content on all platforms to recruiting, hiring, and training. You have the opportunity to work with an amazing team and supportive company to lead a group of journalists who strive to serve communities. Our mission is to produce impactful stories with a distinctive focus on accountability reporting across platforms. You must have a passion for innovation and embrace multiple platform storytelling. We need someone who can grow our audience and deliver 24/7 content with storytelling optimized for each screen.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the station’s news operations, setting budgets, establishing goals and directing the staff that produces 15+ hours of local news weekly

  • Responsible for initiating and managing growing content delivery on multiple platforms

  • Work closely with local and corporate management to establish News content, philosophy and direction

  • Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control, brand compliance, and subsequently provide feedback to all news staff

  • Recruiting, hiring and training news department personnel

  • Collaborate with other managers to develop marketing plans, establish ratings goals, and effectively reach said goals

  • Initiating and managing growing content delivery both on linear and digital platforms

  • Teaching, coaching and mentoring the newsroom for best practices

  • Fostering an inspiring and inclusive culture

  • Producing engaging, content -driven newscast and digital content

  • Planning and executing strategic coverage and operations

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws

  • Will bring strong fiscal experience for both operational and capital expenditures

  • Must have a demonstrated ability to manage daily newscasts and producing targeted content on all platforms

  • Journalism degree and a minimum of three years experience in news management, producing or reporting, with noted leadership skills is required

  • Ability to work as a team

  • Excellent communication skills

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair, Inc., a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! Sinclair has consistently led the broadcast industry since inception. Sinclair owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets affiliated with all the major broadcast networks; owns Tennis Channel and multicast networks Comet, CHARGE!, TBD and The Nest; and owns and provides services to 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair's content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and the nation's largest streaming aggregator of local news content, NewsON. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

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