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Assistant News Director at KWES-TV Midland/Odessa

Assistant News Director

KWES-TV Midland/Odessa Midland, TX Full Time
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KWES-TV (NewsWest 9), the TEGNA station in Midland/Odessa, Texas, has an opportunity for you! We have an immediate opening for someone with a passion for innovation and the ability to motivate a team to produce compelling content on air, online and on social media. The successful candidate will fill the Assistant News Director role by overseeing our daily news operation. This person will collaborate with the News Director and other news managers to make the most of our resources to win the day. The team will work together to grow audience, build brand identity and loyalty by delivering a consistent message across all platforms.

The ideal candidate must be a creative thinker who understands what it means to “own” the big story on all platforms, be the market leader in enterprise storytelling, and incorporate meaningful social conversation into everything we do. You’ll also work alongside the News Director on the development and execution of long-term newsroom strategy.

As a key member of our leadership team, we are seeking candidates with a vision for the future of news, emphasizing new technology, user generated content, a digital-first approach, and creative storytelling.


  • Planning coverage, story selection and ensuring effective delivery of daily newscasts.
  • Managing the daily performance of multi skilled journalists, from story concept to execution.
  • Support producers by providing editorial skills, copy editing, and creative production and storytelling skills.
  • Leading daily editorial meetings.
  • Oversee digital content messaging and alerts
  • Lead teams in the creation of engaging, unique newscasts and digital segments
  • Produce news stories for on-air broadcast and digital platforms when needed
  • Use the latest editing and visual tools to tell great stories
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Enterprise news stories
  • Write and teach staff to write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner for broadcast
  • Attention to detail for accuracy and clarity
  • Use consumer analytics in the editorial process
  • Perform other tasks as required by News Director
  • 1-3 years experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
  • Knowledge of Edius and ENPS a plus



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply.


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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Midland, TX

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