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13 Oct 2020

Full-Time News Director

PJRetty – Posted by PJRetty Lansing, Michigan, United States

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WSYM, The Scripps Fox Station in Lansing, Michigan is seeking an aggressive and innovative News Director to create a hard charging culture and help mold an up-and-coming team of talented journalists. We seek someone who can teach strong enterprise reporting skills, with deep emotional story-telling techniques. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate how they can build a digital first mindset with a solid plan for creating news content that will be impactful in a continuous measurement world. We are looking for a true competitor who wants to win and can create effective and resourceful ways to maximizing staffing. WHAT YOU'LL DO: Developing and implementing measurable strategies for audience growth while effectively managing news content delivered on multiple platforms. Create & implement strategic plans for audience growth and newsroom operations. Communicate a compelling and inspired vision consistent with company strategy. Analyze and respond to trends affecting the industry and DMA. Approve all newsroom personnel decisions. Develop and control annual budget to comply with station guidelines. Build and maintain key relationships to foster a positive news image within the community. Monitor all on-air and online product for compliance to Federal, State and local laws as well as First & Fourteenth Amendments. Work closely with other members of station management team to develop and attain departmental and station goals. Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station websites. Ability to adapt current resources to emerging technology. Supervise and provide regular feedback and yearly performance appraisals for direct reports with ultimate responsibility for all newsroom personnel. Perform other duties as assigned. WHAT YOU'LL BRING: College degree in related field or equivalent experience required. At least 3 years supervisory experience preferred. WHAT YOU'LL NEED: Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office. Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings both inside and outside the organization. Proven and effective leadership skills; fosters open dialogue, empowers others, addresses conflict quickly and directly. About Scripps The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way." As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

Job Types: Full-Time.

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