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Assistant News Director

Company name
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

New Bern, NC, United States

Employment Type

Journalism, Manager, Media, Entertainment, Tv

Posted on
Feb 22,2019

Valid Through
Jun 07,2019

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Assistant News Director

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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!

WCTI/WYDO-TV is seeking an experienced, hands-on Assistant News Director with strong leadership skills.

Responsibilities include:

Collaborate with the News Director to execute the vision and strategic road map daily

Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all platforms

Responsible for managing reporters and performance execution

Plan or define strategic direction for special content coverage

Manage assignment desk

Work with reporters, photographers and producers to develop on-air and on-line content

Coordinate breaking news coverage (including content & logistics)

Develop enterprise stories and investigative content

Monitor social media and news services

Keep news staff aware of breaking news and important stories of the day


Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, and emerging social media

Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws

Will bring strong logistic and strategic planning

Excellent verbal, written, and conflict management skills

Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts on two stations

Must have a proven track record of success in building a winning news organization

A journalism degree and news management experience is required

Must be able to interact well with reporters, photographers, anchors, all department heads, news managers, production and engineering staff


Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Job Location

New Bern, North Carolina, United States

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Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
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Company Profile
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.