11414 West Center Road, Suite 342
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: 402-933-5995
Fax: 402-933-0059
E-mail: jim@ne-ba.org

Broadcast Careers: KOLN/KGIN TV, Lincoln - Director of News


April 13, 2017


Job Summary

KOLN/KGIN is looking for its next Director of News. This key management position is located at

1011 News in Lincoln, NE, but is also responsible for leading newsrooms in Grand Island,

Hastings and North Platte. The TV stations there include KSNB, KNPL, KNOP and KIIT.


Key responsibilities

-Manage the strategy and big-picture plans for all our newsrooms.


-Focus on long-range planning while News Directors and supervisors in each newsroom manage the day-to-day stuff.


-Maintain and grow station ratings.


-Set goals, expectations and policies for all newsrooms so we have a consistent message across the state. (Ex: election coverage, weather coverage)


-Work hand-in-hand with the Digital Director on how we are serving our viewers across all platforms.


-Manage budgets and purchases for all stations.


-Make final decisions on personnel decisions.


-Liaison between ND's in other newsrooms and production.


-Represent our network at functions like legislative committee hearings, cameras in courtrooms project, etc.


Job Skills & Attributes

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field.  Qualified applicant will have experience in running a newsroom and a sound understanding of news department operations, including knowledge of journalism ethics, slander and libel laws. Ability to motivate news personnel, organize information in a detailed manner and excellent skills in dealing with the public and co-workers.


To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to www.gray.tv/applynow or by email to hr@1011now.com.  Only if you if you don’t have electronic access, please mail your resume to KOLN/KGIN TV, Attn: Human Resources, 840 North 40th St, Lincoln Ne  68503.


Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company and requires pre-employment drug and background testing. EOE 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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