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Assistant News Director at WXIA/WATL 11Alive

Assistant News Director

WXIA/WATL 11Alive Atlanta, GA Full-Time
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TEGNA owned WXIA has an excellent opportunity for a passionate, people-oriented newsroom leader. Assistant News Director applicants must have major, breaking news experience, strong editorial judgment, management experience and fully understand the needs of our audience across all platforms. This position requires leadership, solid decision making skills and the ability to work well in a dynamic newsroom environment. Candidates must have social media experience and leadership in the digital content areas and the ability to foster creativity, generate new ideas and implement innovative ideas across all platforms.

Position Summary
This position is responsible for managing daily coverage and operations and is responsible for consistently executing strategies.


  • Plans coverage, story selection and ensures effective delivery of daily newscasts.
  • Manages the daily performance of multi skilled journalists, from story concept to execution. Supports producers by providing editorial skills, copy editing, and creative production and storytelling skills.
  • Leads daily editorial meetings.

• 5 years television management experience; College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience in creative content production
• Excellent people management skills.
• Digital content skills social platform
• Strong communication skills, conflict management and customer service skills.
• Strong organizational skills in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.


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 64 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit 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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Atlanta, GA

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Media - Journalism - Newspaper

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