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Broadcast Careers: WOWT TV, Omaha - News Director

WOWT News Director


July 18, 2018


Maximum Application Deadline: September 30, 2018

Applicants will be notified of Position Closing.


This position is for a News Director. The news director is responsible for overseeing content and day to day operations of its news department. The ideal candidate will possess newsroom leadership experience, a proven track record of success, meter market experience, and a vision for taking an award winning news product to an exceptional level. Must be a strong competitive leader with excellent communication skills, a successful track record in coaching and developing news staff, and growing audience across all platforms. The candidate must also demonstrate an understanding and enthusiasm for evolving digital, social and mobile media. If you have the experience, talent and skills necessary to effectively lead, mentor, and motivate an outstanding group of journalists and news professionals please apply.s position is for a Multi-Media Journalist.  We’re looking for a pioneer in the next generation of news gathering. We report news on every platform available to our viewers. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to shoot video, produce news stories, edit video, post web stories/pictures/video from both the field and television station.  Successful candidates will also have the ability to deliver compelling stories from the viewer in. You’ll use the latest technology, including lightweight next generation video equipment and laptop editing.


Candidates should have at least five years’ experience as a television news manager. Duties of this job include providing daily journalistic leadership to the news department. Coordinating news department role in overall station projects by working closely with other department heads and supervisors. Identify key, promotable material for Sweeps and develop 4 sweeps calendars annually in addition to planning non-Sweeps months promotable stories.  Oversee implementation of sweeps plan and communication such plans with promotion department. Work closely with news consultant and researcher to identify, develop and implement strategic news plan. Administrative duties (developing, implementing and monitoring department budget, status reports, employee evaluations, hiring discipline and personal service contract negotiations.)

Other duties as assigned.


The successful applicant’s background must include, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or a related field.  Prior newsroom experience as a reporter, photographer or producer – a minimum of 10 years’ experience in news. Demonstrated ability to make sound editorial decisions in selection of stories and content that the newsroom will execute on a daily basis. Prefer strong working knowledge of the community in which the station is located or the ability to quickly grasp and learn the workings of that community.

This individual must be a proven leader and demonstrate the ability to direct, and lead by example, a broad cross-section of diverse employees from different backgrounds with different responsibilities.  This individual must have a broad understand of the news business and how a television news operation functions both internally and in the manner in which it interfaces with the community.  This is a highly stressful position and this individual must demonstrate the ability to work in a pressure filled, deadline driven environment and lead the department in a professional manner.


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WOWT is a drug-free company and requires pre-employment drug testing. Also, if applicable to the position, MVR/Driver’s review and testing. EOE (All positions must show flexibility for evolving or changing operational needs. Hours, shifts, responsibilities, etc. are subject to change at management discretion.)


Gray Television Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap or marital status.  Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission.  If you believe your Equal Employment Rights have been violated, you may contact the FCC in Washington, D.C. 20054, or other appropriate state or local agencies.



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