Assistant News Director



The Assistant News Director assists the News Director with all aspects of news, weather and sports programming production, and serves as the News Director in his/her absence.

  • Assists the News Director with management of all aspects of the News and Production Departments.
  • Assists with planning, staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News and Production Departments.
  • Consults on decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees.
  • Develops news coverage strategy for WROC and
  • Assists in, and at times leads the editorial decision-making process for the News operation.
  • Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improve coverage and provide mentoring feedback to news staff.
  • Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met.
  • Ensures achievement of viewer rating goals.
  • Determines programming and evaluation of equipment needs to produce quality programming.
  • Responds to coverage questions.
  • Serves as the News Director in his/her absence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must be a critical thinker with excellent news judgement and decision making skills.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news programming production, with some leadership experience preferred. (Depending on market size.)
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand employee needs and communicate with a team to shape a solution


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