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News Director

logo Location:  South Bend IN
Control #:  109794T
Description:  

WNDU TV is seeking a news leader who has strong teaching and coaching skills, a passion to produce and an innovative approach to delivering content to all WNDU platforms. The News Director is responsible for supervision of all areas of the news department.

The News Director works closely with the General Manager and must have the ability to implement and execute a strategic plan.

About WNDU: WNDU-TV is a great place for experienced journalism and communication professionals to make their next professional move. Located on the campus of The University of Notre Dame, WNDU is a top-notch multimedia company who has invested heavily in the latest newsgathering and production technology to better serve our community.

As the market leader and South Bend Indiana’s NBC and Antenna TV affiliate, WNDU serves more than 310,000 households in the 96th television DMA. It’s an ideal location close to Chicago and Indianapolis and just 30 minutes from Lake Michigan. Home to The University of Notre Dame, Indiana University South Bend, and Saint Mary’s College, the South Bend area is a thriving destination for first-rate education, sports, arts, and entertainment.

WNDU has been awarded “Station of the Year” by the Indiana Broadcasters Association for the second year in a row. Joining the WNDU team is an opportunity to grow your career by working in a positive and energetic environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Implementation and execution of a strategic plan
  • Recruiting, hiring, coaching, mentoring, supervising and evaluating newsroom personnel
  • Setting standards and goals for newsroom operations and content
  • Strong working knowledge of community issues
  • Oversee all content gathering and presentation guidelines
  • Planning of big event coverage such as elections, debates and local community events
  • Knowledge and proficiency in posting content to websites and social media
  • Prepare and manage annual department budget

    Education Requirements:

  • College degree – preferably related to journalism and/or communications

    Prior Work Experience:

  • Minimum three years newsroom management experience preferably as News Director

    Other Requirements: A pre-employment drug screening and motor vehicle record check are required. WNDU-TV is a drug free workplace and participates in the Homeland Security E-Verify Program.

    Application Procedure: Applicants should apply at https://gray.tv/index.php?page=search-jobs

    Additional Information: Gray Television is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Employment discrimination because of race, color, national origin or sex is prohibited. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. If you know of other organizations that may be of assistance in our Equal Opportunity Employment effort, please provide us with their name and address. Posted 9/11/17.

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