Promoting and Advocating for the Broadcasters of Nevada, While Serving the Public

Nevada Broadcasters Association
job requisition id JR029375

KTNV, The E.W. Scripps ABC station in beautiful and sunny Las Vegas, Nevada is seeking an aggressive and innovative News Director to lead our team of talented and experienced journalists. We seek someone who can teach strong enterprise reporting skills, with deep emotional story-telling techniques.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate how they can build a digital first mindset with a solid plan for creating news content that will be impactful in a continuous measurement world. We are looking for a true competitor who wants to win and can create effective and resourceful ways to maximizing staffing.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Develop and implement measurable strategies for audience growth.

  • Lead a team of newsroom managers and professionals in the gathering, production and distribution of news content delivered on multiple platforms.

  • Communicate and carryout, through use of strong leadership abilities, a compelling and inspired vision consistent with company strategy.

  • Build and maintain key relationships to foster a positive news image within the community.

  • Analyze and respond to trends affecting the industry and DMA, adapting current resources to emerging technology.

  • Possess knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station websites and social media outlets.

  • Monitor all on-air and online product for compliance to Federal, State and local laws as well as First & Fourteenth Amendments.

  • Develop and control annual budget to comply with station guidelines.

  • Work closely with other members of station management and their teams to develop and attain departmental and station goals; Proactively communicate news initiatives across departments

  • Evaluate workflow efficiencies, communicating and implementation for improvements.

  • Lead by way of example, communicating through inclusiveness and transparency; provide for constructive and regular feedback with news team, focusing on both brand and individual career growth for all staff.

  • Willing to roll-up the sleeves and work on tactical assignments when needed (e.g., Write copy and edit scripts for air and web

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

  • Undergraduate degree in journalism or a related field; or equivalent experience preferred.

  • 10+ years newsroom experience with a minimum of at least three years in news leadership roles desired.

  • Proven track record in leading large teams either directly or in a matrix structure.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.

  • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment; strong technical aptitude toward the use of office, communications and newsroom equipment.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings both inside and outside the organization.

  • Proven and effective leadership skills; fosters open dialogue, empowers others, addresses conflict quickly and directly.

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HOW WE KEEP YOU SAFE:

Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by your start date, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing or any other exemptions available under applicable law. This requirement currently excludes positions located in Florida, Montana, and Tennessee due to state law.

SCRIPPS’ COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.

ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

Apply here https://scripps.com/careers/find-a-job/ or contact Krystin Lewis-HR Business Partner at 702-257-8492 with any questions.

Station/Company

KTNV

Post Date: June 6, 2022
Closing Date: August 1, 2022