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Assistant News Director

Company: Tegna
Location: Bryan
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

KAGS in College Station, a TEGNA Media Company, is looking for the most creative, innovative and experienced Assistant 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:

* Write, produce urgent, bold and innovative news content across tv, digital and social media
* Coordinate and oversee all daily newsgathering efforts by reporters, anchors and news producers
* Strategically lead, inspire and manage the News Department and daily operations
* Work in close collaboration with KCEN-TV to share, prioritize, optimize and distribute daily news and information
* Recruit, hire and retain newsroom staff, including talent
* Collaborate with all news staff to produce high-quality, relevant, urgent local content that sets the station apart from competition
* Prioritize all tv, digital and social media content on a daily basis to engage with viewers
* Coach, and inspire on-air talent, news producers to foster a "one newsroom" approach to content and distribution
* Teach staff to develop content through social listening and independent sources
* Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover, and distribute content
* Participates in daily post-mortem meetings, which involve critiquing that day's shows and growing/developing talent
* Lead with a competitive spirit in order to win the news of the day
* Perform any additional duties, as assigned, to drive and fulfill the mission while abiding by the values of the organization.

Job Requirements:

Requirements:

* 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 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.

Travel: Rarely: less than 10%

Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment

Physical Demands Set: Sedentary 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 [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply.

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.

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