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News Director

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Lancaster, PA
Date:
08/23/2017
2017-08-232017-09-21
Job Code:
2271
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News Director Jobs in Lancaster, PA

News Director

   
Job ID:
2271
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: Lancaster, PA US
Station Name:
WGAL-TV

Job Description

WGAL 8, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in Lancaster/Harrisburg, PA, has an opening for an experienced and dynamic News Director with the talent, energy and leadership to lead our news department. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, skilled communicator who leads our team in the execution of market-leading breaking news, weather coverage and community service on all platforms daily. This is a unique opportunity to join both a best-in-class television station and ownership group.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Management of news department including editorial leadership of content on WGAL 8, its multicast and digital platforms.
  • Recruiting and leadership of news staff.
  • Execution of contemporary news product on all platforms.
  • Budget administration.
  • Strategic planning in collaboration with other department heads on station initiatives.

Required Skills

Qualifications Requirements:                                              

  • Candidate must have a proven record of leadership and success with at least 3 years of management experience.
  • Individual must have a passion for news and communication skills to manage a large staff and multiple hours of daily newscasts.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Education:                                        

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent work experience 

Required Experience

  • 3-5 years of broadcast television newsroom management
  • Proven track record of mentoring/coaching a news staff
  • Ability to demonstrate how the candidate has improved news product at another broadcast television station
   

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.


Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.


Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.


Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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