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Assistant News Director - KNBC

at NBCUniversal

Posted: 6/19/2019
Job Reference #: 454671

Job Description

Job Title
Assistant News Director - KNBC

Business Segment
Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day coverage, major events, and breaking news across all NBC4 broadcast and digital platforms
  • Implements strategies and tactics to increase ratings and performance in all newscasts
  • Provides leadership to the newsroom staff and drives culture of creativity and excellence in a multi-platform environment
  • Responsible for news staff development and training in coordination with other news managers and their work groups
  • Participate in the performance appraisal process for assigned editorial staff in conjunction with the management team and VP of News
  • Manage script approval process as delegated to individual managers
  • Develop and manage ongoing staff recruitment in all news areas
  • Involved with aspects of news content for station’s website and other new media outlets
  • Ensures the daily goals and missions are executed, tracked and communicated to the staff
  • Evaluates workflow efficiencies ensuring editorial resources and expectations are clearly defined and met
  • Implements and has working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws impacting newsroom operations
  • Enforces newsroom’s policies and procedures, including deadlines and style guide
  • Back-up for VP of News as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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    Posting Category

    United States


    About Us
    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.


    Career Level

    Qualification / Requirements:
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Broadcast News Director, Assistant News Director or similar leadership role in a mid to large market
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a news manager
  • Minimum 3 years experience and success in coaching, leading and motivating a team of employees
  • Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent work experience

    Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours, late nights and weekends as required
  • Must be willing to work at the station in Universal City, CA
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

    Desired Characteristics
  • Strong organizational skills and experiences in a mid/large market newsroom
  • Champions vibrant editorial processes and journalistic excellence
  • Proven ability to develop and convey organizational vision to all levels
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work well under pressure and the ability to train, coach, and motivate staff members in a positive way to advance their skills and bring out the very best in each of them
  • Leads change in an inclusive manner
  • Excellent people management, leadership and coaching skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic, content driven, technology intensive environment
  • Energetic and diligent in launching major campaigns
  • Marketing research skills
  • Experience preparing departmental budgets, developing strategic plans and presenting in front of large audiences
  • High level of experience in technical expertise across emerging multi-media platforms
  • Knowledgeable about FCC rules and laws pertaining to news broadcasting in multi-media platforms and employment and labor regulations
  • Possess strong writing, producing, creative, management and leadership skills
  • Must be creative, innovative, have an extremely hands on managing style, and be able to create and execute a winning strategy across multiple platforms
  • Must be a fierce competitor who plays to win

    Universal City

    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.