Assistant News Director

Website wistv WIS TV

Job Description:

WIS-TV, the #1 rated legacy NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina, is seeking a motivated, hands-on Assistant News Director to craft daily news coverage and help oversee our dynamic, Emmy-winning team.   The ideal candidate possesses strong news judgment and a competitive fire to drive audience growth on all platforms. The candidate must also have strong leadership skills and the ability to generate impactful news content ideas and strategies.

General Responsibilities:

·         Manage and schedule staff that produces 55+ hours of local news content a week

·         Review daily newscasts and other content for quality control and provide feedback to news staff

·         Implement and grow the station’s brand and image across multiple platforms

·         Work closely with news content staff to create original programming

·         Foster a winning newsroom culture focused on high-level execution of weather and breaking news coverage


·         Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, broadcast media or a related field

·         Minimum five years of experience in television news, with at least two years in management preferred

·         High-level understanding of journalistic ethics

·         Ability to adjust and excel while working a flexible schedule

No phone calls, please. EOE/M/F/D/V

Additional Info:
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