Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism or related field or equivalent experience required. A minimum of three years of journalism background and television anchoring and reporting experience required. Must possess strong social media skills. Knowledge of fair and accurate journalism practices.
Job Code: 090
WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Director for live broadcasts. The Director will work closely with producers and other employees on rundown preparation, segment design and graphic presentation. Lead implementation of new concepts/ideas for newscasts. Provide editorial input as it relates to development of engaging story-telling and problem solving. Establish quality control and consistent look from the various technical operational positions. Other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Proven ability to lead production and editorial staff during live programming, as well as, knowledge of broadcast industry, particularly as it pertains to the production of local news programming, required. Ability to contribute ideas about best practices and most compelling story-telling techniques. Must understand technical terms used in control rooms. Able to adapt to a fast-paced quickly changing environment and lead others through these changes in a clear and concise manner. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with station personnel. Experience with ELC preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent work experience required. Three to five years’ experience as a broadcast director, preferably in news, required.
Job Code: 171
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