Assistant News Director – 9467

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




12News KBMT/K-JAC in Beaumont, TX is looking for a dynamic leader to partner in running day-to-day newsroom operations. This person will help plan and coordinate daily news coverage on all platforms. We're looking for someone who knows how to work closely with the digital director, assignment manager and executive producer to gather and showcase great local stories.

A passion for local news and innovation is a must! Must also be able to mentor a team by setting goals and encouraging them through the story process all the way through to the newscast and active live shots.

He or she must be able to give quick, positive feedback as well as hold people accountable for goals set by management.

We're searching for someone who has experience "owning" the big stories of the day, breaking news and especially weather coverage.

Must be creative with different coverage ideas to help MMJs with creative storytelling.

The successful candidate must also guide producers through active, creative and impactful newscasts.

The assistant news director will be responsible for the schedule, planning specials and special reports and helping plan the long-term strategy of the news department.

Work closely with producers, reporters, anchors, assignment manager and photographers on daily news coverage.

Oversee production of newscasts and special programming.

Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliance.

Write copy and edit scripts for on-air and digital Work with the news director and other managers to establish newsroom goals and work to develop and further the station's news brand.

Create tactics and strategies to increase demos performance in key target areas for multiple platforms.

Evaluate workflow efficiencies Assist in the on-going evaluation of personnel Help with recruiting and hiring for news department personnel



  • Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives
  • Ability to plan and adjust personnel during breaking news
  • A passion for social media Problem solver
  • Great people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivation
  • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment
  • Four-year degree in journalism or communications preferred
  • Experience as a news manager required


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.