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  News Director
Employer: Upgrade Membership Job Posted: 7/15/2019
Location: South Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD  

Job Description:

KAGS in College Station, a TEGNA Media Company, is looking for the most creative, innovative and experienced News Director to lead day-to-day editorial coverage while overseeing content creation and distribution along multiple platforms. If you want to lead by example, inspiration and results, this position is for YOU! TEGNA is re-imagining local news in the digital age— thinking big and being bold to deliver content to our audience on multiple platforms. Our ideal candidate can identify engaging content, teach others how to do so, and develop a road map to meet the goals of our company.


• Strategically lead, inspire and manage News Department. Lead with a competitive spirit in everything we do.
• Oversee on-air and digital news content.
• Work closely with the news team to produce high-quality, relevant, local content that sets the station apart from competitors.
• Recruit and hire journalists for all platforms
• Prioritize collaboration between television and digital content to create a "one newsroom" approach to content distribution.
• Foster, encourage and reward out-of-the-box thinking that leads to differentiation and success.
• Use consumer analytics to determine content.
• Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.
• Lead a culture that owns enterprise reporting and breaking news across all content platforms.
• Inspire and coach superior, unique and engaging storytelling.
• Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media to enhance stories.
• Perform other duties, as assigned, to drive and fulfill the mission while abiding by the values of this organization.


• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism preferred with a proven track record of successful innovative leadership, communication, and both staff and product development skills
• Be a proven winner in breaking news content on all platforms
• Prior experience as a newsroom manager, content manager, producer, or anchor required
• Solid journalistic judgment and a news philosophy that emphasizes accurate, fair and unique local content, along with community engagement
• Experience with and understanding of digital metrics tools to make data-driven decisions
• Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must
• Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content
• Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
• Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
• Organizational skills and the ability to work under time pressure deadlines
• Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events



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