Standard Media Group is looking for an Executive News Director for KLKN-TV, our ABC affiliate in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Executive News Director will be a leader for news and marketing operations across all broadcast and digital platforms at KLKN. We’re looking for a competitive spirit with a relentless commitment to team-building, local news and a multi-platform approach. In addition, the Executive News Director will provide direction for the news operation at KBSI-TV, the company’s FOX affiliate in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
The Executive News Director must be a dynamic leader at the macro level, providing brand consistency, high quality local journalism and innovative solutions for news and marketing strategy, direction, structure and workflow. The Executive News Director must be passionate about coaching, mentoring, guiding and growing a competitive, enthusiastic news team.
Lead execution of KLKN’s news and marketing brands across all broadcast, digital and social platforms
Manage and grow the KLKN news and marketing leadership team
Set clear goals and objectives – with specified timelines – for the news and marketing managers and the news and marketing teams as a whole; develop and implement a system to follow-up on these goals and objectives consistently and ensure they are being met
Create and execute strong systems and standards in areas including, but not limited to, communication, quality control and content for the KLKN and KBSI news teams
Consistently monitor content across all KLKN and KBSI platforms; provide ongoing feedback to the team, including regular newscast, marketing and digital reviews
Manage KLKN news and marketing budget
Provide strategy and direction for KBSI’s news operation, including clear goals and timelines; implement systems to ensure those goals are met
5+ years as a newsroom manager in a broadcast and digital environment
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related field preferred; or equivalent experience
Proven record of leadership
Strong communication, delegation and problem-solving skills
Strategic thinker at a macro level
Standard Media Group-SMG is an innovative media company serving our communities through breaking news, impactful investigative reporting and innovative multi-screen marketing services.
Please email your resume, and cover letter (stating your referring source) to Kelly Boan at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/10/2023
Closing Date: 12/10/2023
City: Lincoln – 68502