News Director

Job Description

WNDU-TV, the NBC affiliate in South Bend, IN seeks a News Director who will lead, mentor, and develop the next generation of journalists. We are looking for a dynamic news professional who excels with high expectations, passion, and dedication. The News Director will lead and manage news coverage for WNDU-TV and our WNDU Digital and Social platforms. The successful candidate will bring an established record of recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse newsroom.
Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

* Work with the News Management team including the Assistant News Director, Executive Producers, and Digital Content Manager to initiate and manage well branded content
* Make editorial decisions on content
* Effectively communicate goals and plans for the newsroom and ensure those plans are carried out by all staff members
* Oversee, with the help of News Management, all Anchors/Reporters, MMJ’s, Producers, as well as Assignment Editors/Digital Content Producers on story enterprise, development and generate strong branded content.
* Execute Breaking News and Severe Weather coverage plans
* Plan and execute “Big Story” coverage
* Hold all staff members accountable daily
* Conduct regular feedback sessions with all employees
* Participate in editorial and planning meetings
* Monitor newscasts and digital news coverage to ensure staff is meeting standards
* Maintain a high level of confidentiality
* Protect and defend journalistic integrity of the news product
* Ensure the news team follows best practices on all platforms
* Execute news strategies developed by news and station management
* Work well with all station departments/managers

Required Skills


* Five years of previous experience in newsroom leadership is required, as well as strong communication and organizational skills
* You will be called upon to provide strategic direction for daily news coverage, as well as work closely with the General Manager on long range planning, station initiatives and be able to demonstrate a history of cross functional collaboration
* Creativity and passion for news, leadership in teaching and coaching team members
* Ability to multi-task in high stress situations
* A degree in Journalism or Mass Communications is preferred
* Knowledge and understanding in using various digital and social platforms
* Strong management, communication and people skills required to supervise and interact daily with staff and the community
* Proven leadership ability
* Exceptional organizational skills
* Enjoy a fast-paced environment with a desire to win

Education Required

* A degree in Journalism or Mass Communications is preferred



How to Apply

Qualified, interested applicants may go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references


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