Assistant News Director - NBC Boston

NBCUniversal - Newton, MA (30+ days ago)


Summary
Ensure overall execution of newsroom activities in the absence of the VP News. Implement tactical operations of newsroom while ensuring highest levels of journalistic, legal, television production and promotion standards are maintained. Oversee day-to-day coverage, big story, breaking news, weather and sweeps planning with an eye toward budget, payroll, staffing, field and news operations to meet operational goals.

Essential Functions
Supervise newsroom personnel and editorial content as well as newsroom operations. Announce the stories that will be part of each rundown and what angle to take with each one. Address how to market the stories giving specific language to the producers (both newscast & promotions) about the best way to promote stories.
Oversee the assignment of stories to reporters and assign managers to reporters and newscasts. Provide follow up with reporters, reiterating the specific details of their stories - who must interviewed, video that must be shot, possible live locations, etc. Throughout the day, stay in constant contact with reporters to ensure they are staying on task and focused.
Provide regular supervision to Producers and Executive Producers making editorial decisions and exhibit leadership by keeping Producers disciplined on the fundamentals of producing newscasts. Keep Producers focused on the basics such as changes to rundown order, script content and segment leads.
Establish and maintain a professional, trained and motivated staff though effective implementation of NBC’s performance management process. Work with VP of News to ensure training and coaching is provided for Producers. Facilitate the orientation of new employees.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree
At least 5 years of news management experience in a top 25 market
At least 5 years of producing experience

Eligibility Requirements
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights.
Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift
Must be willing to work at the station in Newton, MA
Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
Must be 18 years or older.
Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications.
5 years’ experience as a news manager.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Strong interpersonal skills
Team player
Has the ability to seek simple solutions to complex problems.
Experience delegating, assigning, setting objectives, providing positive feedback and taking corrective action, if necessary.
Demonstrates the ability to manage a staff effectively while under extreme pressure and the ability to react quickly to breaking news situations.
Skilled in utilizing internal and external resources to accomplish goals.
Ability to quickly understand and size up opportunity and/or problems and respond with creative ideas and solutions.
Experience reviewing reporters’ scripts.
Has the ability to conduct performance appraisals.
Skilled in delivering feedback in order to develop team.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently.

Sub-BusinessNBCOTS - NECN
Career Level

Experienced

CityNewton
State/Province

Massachusetts

CountryUnited States
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