Reporting to the Director of News, the Managing Editor will oversee the daily news operation. This position will help make sure the best stories of the day are covered and are presented in the most engaging ways possible on each platform. This position works with reporters every day, overseeing their news gathering efforts and being a final set of eyes on their copy. The Managing Editor works with all other positions in the newsroom to ensure our coverage is accurate and competitive while also meeting our research–based goals on all platforms. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of supporting and growing talent.
Oversees Reporters and is the approver of Reporter scripts
Supervises Executive Producers and Manager of Coverage and Content
Ensures that research points are implemented daily
Helps copy edit newscasts
Challenge statements in stories and insure balance and accuracy
Insure integrity of newscast in all phases of writing and production
Makes sure content is executed on all platforms, including website and social media sites
Protects the station by ensuring our stories are legally vetted and fair
Provides coaching and reviews work with reporters and managers on regular basis
Does regular scheduling for all anchors and reporters
Helps set and maintain news budget
Back-up to the News Director as needed
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Journalism or Communications preferred
A minimum of 10 years professional experience in local TV news is preferred for this job as well as at least 3 years of news management experience
Line Producing experience is a plus
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism
Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects
Excellent news judgment
Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced, growing and changing work environment
Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
Must possess a positive attitude
WFXT/Boston 25 News is an equal opportunity employer.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.
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Organization: Cox Media Group
Primary Location: US-MA-Dedham-25 Fox Dr
Employee Status: Regular
Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Unposting Date: Ongoing