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News - News Director - WDTV

Company name
Gray Television

Location
Bridgeport, WV

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Gray Television:

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

About WDTV:

WDTV (CBS), WVFX (FOX), EVFX (CW), and EDTV (MeTV) combine to provide local news and weather to all of North Central West Virginia. CBS and FOX combine to carry a predominant number of games for the local favorite Pittsburgh Steelers and FOX’s Big 12 affiliation brings us our treasured WVU football games. We are the largest TV source for local news and entertainment for our local 12 county area. Celebrating decades of service and as a local news leader, WDTV features a recently upgraded news studio and a news team dedicated to local news.

WDTV/WVFX is located in beautiful north central West Virginia, about 90 minutes south of Pittsburgh, and 30 minutes south of Morgantown. West Virginia in general is comprised of several small cities and very rural in nature making it a great small town family atmosphere.

Job Summary:

5 News is looking for a news director who wants to make our newscast number one to our viewership.

Leadership/abliity to lead teams to a common goal is a must!

Must be able to work well with others/other leadership to combine on one vision/goal: be the best news department (and the have the best newscasts) in our market!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Lead news meetings, planning, and special projects

Encourage effective newsgathering techniques and enterprising of stories

Create/maintain schedules for staff

Recruit and hire staff

Lead a digital first newsroom through guidance, leadership and effective training techniques

Be a strong team player

Effectively communicate with sports director as well as news producers and reporters

Other responsibilities to be assigned • Strong organizational and writing skills

Know how to foster/maintain teamwork in a busy newsroom environment

Ability to adapt to rapid changes as dictated by an always-changing newsroom environment

Ability to follow directions and work on your own is a must

Management/hiring experience

Budgeting experience a plus

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Gray Television

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