Assistant News Director

Start Date: ASAP

Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Station: WTHR Channel 13

Contact Person: Cherilyn Stephens

Contact Email: [email protected]

We are an
Equal Opportunity Employer

Required Skills:

Qualified candidates must possess at least 7 years of experience in news with 3 of those in news management.


Medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time off, company paid disability and life insurance

Job Description:

WTHR is looking for a talented journalist to help lead the day to day news gathering operation for one of the best television stations in the country. The Assistant News Director will help to carry out the station wide vision for our product in newscasts across all dayparts. In addition to working closely with Executive Producers on newscast construction, the Assistant News Director will directly manage the reporting staff. That oversight will include regular tape reviews, story approval, discipline, hiring recommendations, overtime management and big picture planning. The Assistant News director will also run daily editorial meetings and will help ensure that on air and digital products are in lockstep with each platform feeding the next. The AND will be take the lead in all large breaking news and weather situations coordinating communication between producers, crews in the field and management. The position will work closely with the News Director on certain long-term projects that advance our vision. This position requires scheduling and vacation approval for reporters, anchors and weather staff. Those decisions will be made in accordance with newsroom guidelines. The AND will be expected to step up and fill-in during the News Director’s absence.

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