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Assistant News Director

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Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Harlingen, TX

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Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!\r\rKGBT TV, the CBS affiliate in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, is seeking an experienced, hands-on Assistant News Director. We are looking for someone with strong leadership skills, coaching skills, a passion for winning the big story, and an overall winning attitude. We are looking for an experienced manager who can work with a group of Multimedia Journalists on our day to day coverage in a hands-on working environment as well as working with our producers to showcase great content, winning the big story on-air and online.\r\rAs the number two person in the news department your responsibilities will include but not limited to:\r\r\rAssist the News Director with supervisory responsibilities for all news broadcasts, online digital content and day to day news operations\rAssist in initiating and managing content delivery on multiple platforms including day to day story development with reporter MMJ's\rWriting copy and edit scripts for air and web as well as knowledge and proficiency in posting content to station websites and social media\rAssist the News Director in reviewing daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliancy, provide coaching and feedback to all news staff\rSchedule multi-media journalists and newsroom staff\rAssist in recruiting, hiring for news department personnel\rDevelop with News Director strategies to increase ratings and audience in multiple platforms as well as working to develop and establish ratings goals, and effectively reach said goals with the news management team\rPerform other duties as assigned\r\r\rQualifications:\r\r\rMust have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws\rMust have at least 2 years of News Manager experience\rMust have a Journalism degree or related field\rMust have demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts as a previous Executive Producer or Producer with a proven track record of success in building quality newscasts\rProven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment\rAdvanced oral and written communication skills\rWork with the Digital Executive Producer and Content Producers on social media strategies and digital content\r\r\r\rSinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. \r\r *LI-SP1\r\r\r\r\r

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Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 87 television stations in 47 markets. Sinclair's television group reaches approximately 27.1% of US television households and includes FOX, ABC, MyTV, CW, CBS, NBC, MTN and Azteca affiliates. Sinclair, either directly or through its Ventures subsidiary, makes equity investments in strategic companies. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the ticker symbol SBGI.

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