News Director - Wvlt

Gray Television Knoxville , TN 37902

Posted 2 months ago

About Gray Television:

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 86 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WVLT:

At the doorstep of the Smoky Mountains and on the banks of the Tennessee River, Knoxville

is home the 61st largest television market in the country. In addition, Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee's flagship campus, a walkable downtown, sophisticated mix of culture and cuisine, a diverse and robust employment sector, advanced medical care, and amenities found in big cities yet in a city that retains a small-town feel.

In addition to producing 50 hours of newscasts each week on CBS affiliate WVLT, the station takes advantage of its co-owned CW-affiliate and to expand its news audience by producing two hours of additional weekday morning news and nightly 10 p.m. newscast. WVLT is also Knoxville's proud sports leader featuring franchises such as the Masters, March Madness, the SEC game of the week, The NFL on CBS, Live high school games of the week throughout the season, and the High School playoffs and championship game, as well. As the flagship station for The Vol Network we also feature exclusivity on University of Tennessee coach's shows and various sports programming.

Job Summary/Description:

WVLT-TV is looking for a News Director who will lead and manage news coverage across television and digital platforms. The candidate must have proven newsroom leadership experience with a track record of success.

You will take charge of a competitive, award-winning news product and ensure it moves to the next level no matter where today's news consumers decide to watch or view us. The candidate must also demonstrate an understanding and enthusiasm for evolving digital, social and mobile media. In a market that is fiercely competitive, you will ensure the station's content delivers audience growth by being distinct, research driven, and community focused.

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Outstanding knowledge of television news operations and other media platforms

  • Expertise in enhancing the presentation and delivery of news content through coaching and mentoring staff

  • Strong editorial judgment and leader in the newsroom

  • Understands the importance of recruiting and creating a culture of success in the newsroom

  • Proven administrative skills with budgeting, planning and staff scheduling

  • Ability to work closely with other station department heads and fellow managers within the company

  • Ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple tasks


Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field

5 to 7 years' experience in television news management

Strong management, communication and people skills required to supervise and interact daily with staff and the community

Proven leadership ability

Creativity and passion for news

Knowledge and understanding in using various digital and social platforms

Strong organizational skills

Ability to multi-task in high stress situations

Interested applicants can, go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", we encourage you to upload your resume and cover letter

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

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News Director - Wvlt

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