News Director – KOAT TV – Albuquerque, NM
Company: KOAT TV
Location: Albuquerque, NM
KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico is looking for a dynamic News Director to take our award-winning news team to a new level of excellence. The ideal candidate knows how to successfully lead a diverse, high-energy news team to execute market-leading breaking news and weather coverage; smart enterprise storytelling and investigative reporting that makes a difference. Our next news director is also an outstanding coach and team-builder with exceptional people skills. This is a great opportunity to work in the beautiful southwest region and to join Hearst Television, one of the most highly desirable media companies in the country.
- Provide both strong tactical and strategic news leadership on all platforms.
- Provide editorial guidance in the production and execution of engaging, contemporary newscasts.
- Provide timely consistent feedback and coaching to staff.
- Demonstrate diverse recruiting and hiring for on-air, editorial and news management staff.
- Demonstrate responsible budget administration.
- Strategic planning in collaboration with other department heads on station initiatives.
- 3-5 years of broadcast television newsroom management
- Proven track record of mentoring/coaching a news staff
- Ability to demonstrate how the candidate has improved news product at another broadcast television station
- Candidate must have a proven record of leadership and success with at least 3-5 years of managing a local news operation.
- Individual must have a passion for news and communication skills to manage a large staff and multiple hours of daily newscasts.
- Strong communication skills.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred.