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News Operations Manager

logo Location:  Memphis TN
Control #:  109891T

The FOX13 News Operations Manager is responsible for providing the advancement, leadership, process optimization, and strategic direction of the technical operations for our news and production departments. As a key member of the newsroom leadership team this person will liaise closely with local station News and Engineering Management, as well as Creative Services.

Attributes for this position:

  • Proven experience in managing news operations in a leadership role including equipment, budget, personnel and technology systems management in digital newsroom and production environments as well as field operations.
  • The ability to communicate and implement excellent customer service is a must. Must be able to articulate clearly across various skill-set audiences. Proficiencies in generating and presenting various reports and presentations across multiple disciplines and management levels.


  • Establish and implement short and long-range technical systems and operating procedures for the local news department. Manage and plan project and operating budget expense lines. Work closely with Engineering to plan, coordinate and implement news-related systems.
  • Perform administrative duties on all key newsroom computer software systems. Implement and assure backup staffing in these areas. Work closely with CMG Digital team to innovate newsroom and web-based initiatives..
  • Keep abreast of state-of-the-art developments
  • The position will include working with the Chief Photographer on performance reviews, compensation, time sheets, scheduling, training and development.


  • The successful candidate will have at least five years of hands-on experience in news acquisition, editing, journalistic, assignment desk and on-air production functions in a newsroom.
  • Broad knowledge of news ENG acquisition, editorial, assignment desk and control room technologies.


  • The candidate should have a degree with emphasis in technology and electronic media. Factory training on Newsroom systems is a plus.

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    Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individualís age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Posted 2/12/18.

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