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News Director

Company: KAGS-TV
Location: Bryan
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

KAGS in College Station, a TEGNA Media Company, is looking for the most creative, innovative and experienced News Director to lead day-to-day editorial coverage while overseeing content creation and distribution along multiple platforms. If you want to lead by example, inspiration and results, this position is for YOU! Responsibilities:

  • Strategically lead, inspire and manage News Department. Lead with a competitive spirit in everything we do.
  • Oversee on-air and digital news content.
  • Work closely with the news team to produce high-quality, relevant, local content that sets the station apart from competitors.
  • Recruit and hire journalists for all platforms
  • Prioritize collaboration between television and digital content to create a "one newsroom" approach to content distribution.
  • Foster, encourage and reward out-of-the-box thinking that leads to differentiation and success.
  • Use consumer analytics to determine content.
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.
  • Lead a culture that owns enterprise reporting and breaking news across all content platforms.
  • Inspire and coach superior, unique and engaging storytelling.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media to enhance stories.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, to drive and fulfill the mission while abiding by the values of this organization.
  • Must be able to work in a high energy, high stress environmentRequirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism preferred with a proven track record of successful innovative leadership, communication, and both staff and product development skills.
    • Be a proven winner in breaking news content on all platforms
    • Prior experience as a newsroom manager, content manager, producer, or anchor required.
    • Solid journalistic judgment and a news philosophy that emphasizes accurate, fair and unique local content, along with community engagement.
    • Experience with and understanding of digital metrics tools to make data-driven decisions
    • Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must.
    • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content.
    • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook.
    • Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
    • Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment
    • Physical Demands Set: Light work: Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.About TEGNA 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 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 . TEGNA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus. EEO statement: 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. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.

Keywords: KAGS-TV, Bryan , News Director, Executive , Bryan, Texas

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