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Assistant News Director

Buffalo, NY, USA


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About the Role

WGRZ the TEGNA-owned NBC affiliate in Buffalo, New York, is searching for a motivated and people-oriented leader to serve as Assistant News Director.

Our ideal candidate is a collaborative, experienced leader who’s great at juggling multiple projects and growing journalists. Through careful coaching, the Assistant News Director elevates our station's storytelling, writing and execution.

The ideal candidate has excellent news judgment and strong management skills with the ability to motivate, collaborate and own the big story. The Assistant News Director will lead day-to-day decision making on broadcast coverage and work closely with the digital team to ensure our content best serves the audience on all platforms.

COMPENSATION: $78,000-$82,0000


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field

  • Work closely with producers, reporters, anchors, digital producers and photographers on compelling, impact-driven original storytelling and daily news coverage

  • Oversee production of newscasts and special programming

  • Make split-second decisions to lead the news team during breaking news and severe weather events

  • Work with executive producers to ensure a multi-platform content approach in every stage of the news gathering pr


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field and news leadership experience

  • Minimum 15 years of content experience, including generation of original content

About the Company

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TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.

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