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Assistant News Director, KNBC

Universal City, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Assistant News Director, KNBC

Jobid 23768-383459

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36486BR

**Job Title** Assistant News Director, KNBC

**Business Segment** Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

**Sub-Business** NBCUOTS - KNBC

**Posting Category** TV Content & Production

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City


NBC4 is looking for an Assistant News Director with strong news judgment and the ability to lead and inspire a highly talented news staff to reach beyond established goals and who will perform these functions within the context of Company objectives, policies and procedures. This position will report directly to the VP of News.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

+ Manage day-to-day coverage, major events, daily investigative, weather and breaking news across all NBC4 platforms

+ Implements strategies and tactics to increase ratings and performance in all newscasts

+ Provides leadership to News professionals, driving culture of creativity and excellence in a multi-platform environment

+ Responsible for news staff development and training in coordination with other news managers and their work groups

+ Participate in the performance appraisal process for assigned editorial staff in conjunction with the management team and VP of News

+ Manage script approval process as delegated to individual managers

+ Develop and manage ongoing staff recruitment in all news areas

+ Involved with aspects of news content for station’s web site and other new media outlets

+ Ensures the daily goals and missions are executed, tracked and communicated to the staff

+ Evaluates workflow efficiencies ensuring editorial resources and expectations are clearly defined and met

+ Implements and has working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws impacting newsroom operations

+ Enforces newsroom’s policies and procedures, including deadlines and style

+ Back-up for VP of News as needed

+ Work directly with KVEA/Telemundo 52 on duopoly news and community initiatives

+ Performs other duties as assigned


+ Minimum 3 years experience as a Broadcast News Director, Assistant News Director or similar leadership role in a mid to large market

+ Minimum 5 years experience as a news manager

+ Minimum 3 years experience and success in coaching, leading and motivating a team of employees

+ Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent work experienceEligibility Requirements

+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

+ Willingness and ability to work long hours, late nights and weekends as required

+ Must be willing to work at the station in Universal City, CA

+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

**Desired Characteristics**


+ Strong Organizational skills and experiences in a mid/large market newsroom

+ Champions vibrant editorial processes and journalistic excellence

+ Proven ability to develop and convey organizational vision to all levels

+ Proven ability to multi-task and work well under pressure and have the ability to train, coach, and motivate staff members in a positive way to advance their skills and bring out the very best in each of them

+ Leads change in an inclusive manner

+ Excellent people management, leadership and coaching skills

+ Ability to multi-task in a dynamic, content driven, technology intensive environment

+ Energetic and diligent in launching major campaigns

+ Marketing Research skills

+ Experience preparing departmental budgets, developing strategic plans and presenting in front of large audiences

+ High level of experience in technical expertise across emerging multi-media platforms

+ Knowledgeable about FCC rules and laws pertaining to news broadcasting in multi-media platforms and employment and labor regulations

+ Possess strong writing, producing, creative, management and leadership skills

+ Must be creative, innovative, have an extremely hands on managing style, and be able to create and execute a winning strategy across multiple platforms

+ Must be a fierce competitor who plays to win

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.


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The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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