News Director

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

KWWL Television

Allen Media Broadcasting

DESCRIPTION

KWWL, successful NBC affiliate in Waterloo, Iowa, is seeking a veteran, dynamic leader for its news operation.  KWWL serves Iowa’s second largest DMA.  We need someone who can train, coach and inspire our journalists to create and deliver great stories in a multi-platform environment.  Our news director must know the importance of delivering on the brand promise and forging a strong connection with our viewers and users to grow ratings.


JOB EXPERIENCE

Responsibilities:

  • Foster a performance culture with an emphasis on winning, excellence and innovation.
  • Communicate the vision and strategy to newsroom and provide the daily direction on major stories, weather events and breaking news.  
  • Ensure ethical, balanced presentation through compliance with Allen Media policy, FCC policy, federal and state laws, industry standards and our brand promise.
  • Strong recruiter and team builder
  • Prepare and execute annual newsroom financial plan.


REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

  • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven leadership which empowers others.  Ability to resolve conflict quickly and directly.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in newsroom management.
  • Strategic thinking – can identify market opportunities and capitalize on them.
  • Demonstrated team builder


ADDITIONAL INFO

Applicants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

The Waterloo-Cedar Rapids-Dubuque-Iowa City market is a great place to live with numerous colleges and universities, good quality of life, ample recreation and proximity to Minneapolis, Chicago and Des Moines.


HOW TO APPLY

KWWL is part of the Allen Media Broadcasting Group.

John Huff III
Vice President & General Manager
KWWL Television, Inc.
511 East Fifth Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
[email protected]

KWWL Television, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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