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News Director – KOAT TV – Albuquerque, NM

Company: KOAT TV

Location: Albuquerque, NM

  • Full Time


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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Experience Requirements:

  • 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

Qualifications Requirements:

  • 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.


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