Assistant News Director – Orlando – Spectrum News 13

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Full Time Orlando, Florida Posted 09/22/2022 Business unit: Spectrum Networks Areas of interest: Content Development, Editorial, News Requisition Number: 323507BR NPR603
JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for assisting the Senior Director of News in overall planning, development and production of all news programming, and providing day-to-day management of the newsroom. Participates in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials. Guides the development of coverage plans, including anticipating special news or sports events, ensuring comprehensive, well-rounded coverage.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Provides leadership for the editorial direction of programming for Spectrum News, including daily news coverage, long-range planning for major news events and production initiatives.

Responsible for managing both editorial content and personnel, including scheduling and holding managers and staff accountable to one another and newsroom expectations, including disciplinary matters.

Ensures that news coverage meets company policies, industry codes, FCC rules and station brand values; enforces journalistic, ethical and legal standards.

Oversees the planning and development and ensures creation of a continuous flow of editorial content.
Drives content for stories and allocates personnel to specific projects. Enhances news or other content.

Assists in hiring, supervising and developing news staff. Conducts performance evaluations for direct reports, including reporters and producers.

Works with technical departments to facilitate use of newsroom systems and to coordinate work flow between technical and news staffs and to coordinate remote productions.

Works with Creative Services Department to promote and market Spectrum News and coordinates special programming with the Traffic and Sales departments.

Maintains a positive work environment by motivating and communicating in a professional manner.

Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through others.
Ability to anticipate situations and plan over short and long terms.
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
Ability to build relationships and motivate.
Problem analysis skills and problem resolution skills at both a strategic and a functional level.
Knowledge of all aspects of local news programming, especially social media.
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to produce clear and concise written analysis and reports.
Ability to promote product within the company and throughout the area.
In depth ability with MS Office.
Ability to analyze and interpret data.
Ability to effectively present information to management.
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure.
Ability to show judgment and initiative and to accomplish job duties.
Ability to think strategically and anticipate future trends, needs and expectations.
Strong business planning and forecasting skills.
Strong analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills.
Proven leadership and mentoring skills.
Ability to analyze data and develop and present data driven reports.
Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" and severe weather emergencies. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays.

Education
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work experience.

Related Work Experience Number of Years
News management experience 8-10 preferred
Management experience 5+
Affiliate television station or cable station experience preferred


WORKING CONDITIONS
Works primarily inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned field duties on occasion.
Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment.
May be required to lift up to 5 pounds.



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