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Company: Window To The World Communications, Inc.
Location: Chicago, IL
Window To The World Communications, Inc.
WTTW News is the news arm of Chicago’s PBS station, WTTW. Committed to producing and presenting trusted, unbiased, independent local journalism, WTTW News delivers content across media platforms so that we meet our audiences where they are – delivering news when, where and how they want to consume it. We are committed to high quality news that reflects the diversity of our audiences across the entire Chicago region, with original reporting that tells stories people won’t find anywhere else. Our flagship program Chicago Tonight is a leading source of local news and analysis on the most pressing topics affecting our city and region.
The News Director will oversee planning, production and presentation of news in line with the overall strategic plan of the WWCI organization. He/she will report to the President and CEO, and supports our purpose – to enrich lives, engage communities and inspire exploration, and our mission – to produce and present trusted, best-in-class content that is fueled by a distinctly Chicago sensibility; we engage our audiences by entertaining, inspiring, educating and reflecting a diversity of perspectives.
The News Director has responsibility for leading planning, reporting, editing and production of news content across all platforms. Responsible for upholding the highest journalistic/ethical standards, the News Director will also direct news staff to comply with these standards. He/she will place top-of-mind the obligations of public media news in service of the community.
KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:
EDUCATION: B.S. in journalism/communications; master’s degree preferred