Assistant News Director

Meredith Corporation Saginaw , MI 48601

Posted 2 months ago

Job Title

Assistant News Director

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.WNEM, a Meredith Corporation TV station in Saginaw, MI, is seeking a creative, passionate, hands-on Assistant News Director with strong leadership skills.

This candidate will work closely with the News Director on executing overall strategy of the newsroom, and growth of people and product across all platforms. The Assistant News Director must be able to drive daily content, own the big stories, breaking news and enterprise news content on air, online and on social media. This person must have an emphasis on creative storytelling, innovation and a digital first approach.

The Assistant News Director plays a critical role in story development with producers/ reporters and reviews scripts for accuracy, legal issues, content, value, relevance, grammar and overall direction. This role is also actively involved in recruiting newsroom personnel and training efforts, along with the performance review process. This position actively engages in putting content on the web and helps direct the newsroom to support a multi-platform environment.

II. Essential Job Functions

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Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

Supervises newsroom operations. Reviews scripts/editorial content, works with newsroom assets and other departments.

Performs administrative functions; coordinating schedules; approves time sheets; coordinates coverage plan for big events.

Assists with news strategy planning and breaking news coverage.

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


Bachelor's degree in Communications, Broadcasting, Journalism or equivalent training and/or experience.


Minimum of two years' experience as an Executive Producer and/or Assistant New Director. Must possess previous show and writing experience.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong journalism, broadcast, news writing and digital skills

Carry out strategies to increase ratings and performance in all news shows

Ability to look for new creative ways to choreograph newscasts, showcase coverage and engage with the audience.

Lead aggressive breaking news and weather coverage

Assist with copy editing of scripts

Collaborate with News Director on hiring and coaching of staff

Strong project management skills

Participate in post-show meetings and constructively troubleshoot issues that arise

Work with all WNEM departments on station-sponsored and community events

Ability to maintain confidential information

Must possess a network in the industry to identify up and coming talent

Help coordinate training for staff development

Ability to work in a team-oriented environment

Willingness and ability to work long hours, late nights and weekends when required

Performs other duties as assigned
5% Travel Required (Approximate): Local travel only

It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Meredith participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:


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