News Director

Employer KOLN 10/11 Now/ Gray Media
Location North Platte, NE
Type Full time
Contact information beverly.hearon@1011now.com
Apply by January 3, 2023
More details https://gray.tv/careers
Posted on October 3, 2022

Description

KNOP-TV, the NBC affiliate in North Platte, NE, seeks a news leader who’s ready for the challenge of leading one of the highest-rated news stations in the country. The experienced candidate will lead the development of news content on television, streaming, mobile, and various other platforms. Most importantly, the candidate must aspire to lead a wonderful team of journalists, including veterans and those just starting out, to serve the local community with a tradition of excellence.

General Responsibilities:
• Protect and defend journalistic integrity of the news product
• Manage daily editorial decisions
• Supervise and schedule news personnel
• Hire and supervise training of news staff
• Participate with station staff in the development of local issue and event coverage plans
• Work closely with the staff to distribute content on all platforms
• Be ready to fill-in for critical positions as needed
• Effectively communicate goals and plans for the newsroom and ensuring those plans are carried out by all staff members
• Ensure the news team follows best practices on all platforms

Qualifications:
• A proven record of success in leadership, production and distribution of local news, and development of talent
• Strong leadership skills and excellent news judgment
• At least 3 years of experience in a news editorial position
• A successful track record utilizing multi-media digital assets maximizing how news is covered and distributed
• A passion for production and storytelling, combined with an unwavering commitment to journalistic ethics and standards
• A community-minded spirit and vision to expand the station’s outreach and impact

KNOP-TV has some of the highest news ratings of any station in the country, and a proud tradition of journalism that goes back more than 60 years. It is a powerful local voice, highlighting the strong community spirit in the region, and serving as an advocate and voice for those who need to be heard. The newscast production plays well above the market size with automation, robotic cameras, and cutting-edge graphics, in support of an award-winning staff.

North Platte, Nebraska, is placed perfectly between Denver and Omaha. A rich history with covered wagons and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Shows, tourists make this a destination to experience a step back into those western days and to have leisurely getaways to the white sand beaches of Lake McConaughy or experience local hiking and biking trails.
We offer medical, dental, vision, 401K, vacation and other benefits and provide all the training and support you need to put you on the fast track to career growth. Realistic $50K to $60K first-year potential, plus fun contests and incentives along the way. Our top team members earn six figures annually.

At Gray Television (KOLN/KGIN, KSNB, KCWH and NSNB) we provide a fast-paced, exciting atmosphere, and we like to have fun. If you like to have fun at work, apply today!

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUMES TO

ONLINE: https://www.gray.tv/applynow
OR https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Only if you don’t have electronic access, please mail your resume to or complete an application at:
KOLN/KGIN-TV
Attn: Human Resources
840 North 40th Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

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