Assistant News Director

Ref#: 31949
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: West Sacramento, 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.).

CBS13/CW31 – Sacramento, California, is looking for a content-focused, creative, dynamic Assistant News Director to oversee day-to-day operations and special projects.  The candidate must know how to execute and direct coverage across multiple platforms in real time.  The Assistant News Director will work with reporters and producers to cultivate content and refine platform-specific storytelling.  The ideal candidate will generate ideas for improving workflow, content and production to drive audience growth on television and all digital platforms.  Other duties include:

  • Directing enterprise reporting to focus on unique stories not being told anywhere else
  • Infusing effective use of the brand into stories and newscasts
  • Planning special event coverage
  • Ensures that a balanced and ethical presentation is sustained in accordance with CBS policies and instructions, industry codes, FCC rules and station brand values.
  • Strong understanding of right of public access, public records, copyrights, and other media law issues
  • Leading newsroom managers on execution and job growth
  • Work hand-in-hand with promotion/marketing
Partnering with News Director on short and long-term strategic goals for station, analyzation of data to form strategic and tactical plans, hiring employees, and growing staffers across work groups

  • Proven track record in content cultivation and execution
  • Proven track record in effective leadership
  • Significant relevant experience in roles of increasing responsibility in news management required (specifics and length of time varies by market).

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