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News Director at WPMT

News Director

WPMT York, PA Full-Time
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WPMT in York, PA  is looking for an experienced  News Director to lead day-to-day editorial coverage, while overseeing content creation and distribution across multiple platforms.

We are looking for a courageous leader who embraces creative storytelling and investigative journalism as key components of newscasts as well as digital and social platforms. Our ideal candidate is a proven editorial leader with strong news judgment, a deep understanding of video/television storytelling and a passion for innovation. In addition, there should be a highly developed ability to coach reporters, anchors, digital producers, production crew and photographers of all experience levels.

WPMT and TEGNA are re-imagining local news in the digital age— thinking big and being bold to deliver content to our audience on multiple platforms.​

 

Responsibilities:

  • Set strategy to increase ratings growth for all time periods
  • Lead the newsroom in execution of the station's brand
  • Lead the newsroom to create unique, engaging and rich storytelling experiences to grow a loyal audience across all platforms
  • Recruit and hire top-notch journalists for all platforms
  • Direct the news gathering team to ensure we are serving our audience and to keep on top of breaking news and story leads
  • Be the voice of innovation in the newsroom and inspire others to follow your lead
  • Develop and implement workflows that deliver our content 24/7 across current and future platforms with storytelling that is optimized for each screen
  • Collaborate with content leaders across TEGNA to maximize the sharing of our content and to leverage innovation and best practices among stations
  • Teach, coach, and mentor the entire newsroom in best practices for writing and producing content
  • Hold newsroom employees accountable to TEGNA's ethical and editorial standards
  • Use consumer analytics to determine content
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content
  • Interact daily with all department heads in a mutual effort to achieve station goals and extend our brand.​

 

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Job Requirements​​

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, related field or equivalent experience
  • 7-10 years of content experience, including generation of original content and 2-3 years managing other journalists
  • Solid journalistic judgment and a news philosophy that emphasizes accurate, fair and unique local content, along with community engagement
  • Passion and vision for emerging media and new storytelling techniques
  • Proven skills in producing engaging newscasts and digital content
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and the ability to deal with the rapid pace of news
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to work under time pressure deadlines
  • Knowledge of principles of ethical journalism
  • Ability to be on-call or work flexible shifts across days, nights or weekends​​

Recommended skills

Storytelling
Journalism
Television
Communication
Research
Ethics
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Job Snapshot

Employee Type

Full-Time

Location

York, PA

Job Type

Media - Journalism - Newspaper

Date Posted

10/20/2020

Job ID

8759/7011/36257
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