Assistant News Director

Ref#: 31333
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Studio City, CA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

KCBS2/KCAL9 has an immediate opening for an Assistant News Director at the Los Angeles Duopoly. This position will assist in implementing the strategic mission and tactical operations of the newsroom while ensuring that the highest levels of journalistic, legal, TV production and promotion standards are maintained.

Job Description:

•    Oversee day-to-day coverage, big story, breaking news and sweeps planning with an eye towards promotion, marketing and demographic development.
•    Providing for complete, timely and accurate coverage and reporting of national, regional, and local news.
•    Prepare a balanced and ethical presentation of the news in accordance with CBS policies and instructions, industry codes and FCC rules.
•    Recommend formats and format improvements for the presentation of news programs.
•    Provide for coverage and reporting of special features.
•    Responsible for scheduling, and meeting newsroom operational goals.
•    Manage and motivate news personnel, participate in hiring decisions and oversee the evaluation and performance appraisal process within the news department.
•    Work with reporters on story telling & story production.
•    Approve all newscast scripts including reporter packages.
•    Assist in the hiring of producers, writers, and assignment editors.
•    Other duties as assigned.


Requirements/Qualifications/Preferred Skills & Experience:

•    Proven track record in producing winning newscasts while leading a team of people that develop into successful professionals. 
•    Must have the ability to work on multiple tasks under tight deadlines. Proven track record in effective leadership.
•    Ability to effectively analyze audience data and develop key tactics for improvement based on that research. 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills required including the ability to work effectively with newsroom personnel and the public.
Significant relevant experience in roles of increasing responsibility in news management required (specifics and length of time varies by market). 
•     5 years news management experience at a medium/large market size television station and 10+ years overall experience. 


Bachelor’s or technical degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred.

Referral Instructions:

All qualified candidates must apply to the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System: (internal applicants) . This is the only method in which applications will be accepted for open positions.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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