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VP of News, WNJU


Fort Lee, NJ
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title VP of News, WNJU

Jobid 23768-379254

Location: Fort Lee, NJ, 07024, USA

Description **Job Number** 35649BR

**Job Title** VP of News, WNJU

**Business Segment** Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

**Sub-Business** NBCUOTS - TLM WNJU

**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** New Jersey

**City** Fort Lee


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

• Provides leadership and drives strategy for News staff by driving a culture of creativity, respect for one another and overall excellence in a multi-platform environment.

• Oversees day-to-day coverage, big story, breaking news and sweeps planning with consideration of payroll, staffing, field, and news operations to meet established goals and objectives.

• Oversees and manages the quality of all newsgathering, production, news programming and presentation.

Works with news management team to ensure local newscasts are well conceived and provide multi-platform, high quality, accurate coverage to improve competitive position in the market

• Promotes a digital newsroom culture with staff and works with VP of News to develop a strategy for continued growth and engagement on digital properties.

• Creates the cohesive standards for all aspects of the on-air presentation for all shows

• Manages and develops news personnel. Makes hiring decisions and negotiates contracts; establishes performance goals and guidelines; oversees the evaluation and performance appraisal process across the news organization; enthusiastically promotes management initiatives.

• Works with local and station group management in the effective use of resources and synergies in managing operations and to develop standards and processes for optimal performance.

• Coordinates with NBC and other Telemundo counterparts in the coverage of day to day stories, major breaking news and other initiatives

• Develops and maintains a working relationship with the research director to analyze performance and identify trends on broadcast and digital platforms.

• Implements strategic mission and tactical operation of newsroom while ensuring the highest levels of journalistic, ethical, TV production and promotion standards are maintained.

• Will report to the WNJU station General Manager and work closely work with the division VP of News


Qualifications/Requirements :

• Undergraduate degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent work experience

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the following areas: as a News Director, Assistant News Director or similar leadership role at a broadcast station in a mid to large market

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

• Experience and success in coaching, leading and motivating a team of employees

• Ability to think “out of the box” and outside of traditional journalistic and News norms regarding use of technology

• Be able to work with Nielsen broadcast data and digital metrics to help shape an overall news strategy

Eligibility Requirements:

• External applicants are encouraged to submit a resume

• Able to work a Flexible Schedule and Shifts

• Must be willing to work in New York/New Jersey location

• Must be 18 years or older

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

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics :

• Multi-platform Experience

• Strong Organizational skills

• Marketing Research skills

• 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

• Fully bilingual: English – Spanish

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.

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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