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News Director

Buffalo, NY, USA

Nexstar Media Group

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About the Role

The News Director leads and supervises all aspects of news, weather and sports programming.


  • Manages all aspects of the News Department (other than Production).

  • Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department.

  • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees.

  • Develops news coverage strategy for the station on all platforms.

  • Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improve coverage and provide mentoring feedback to news staff.

  • Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met.

  • Ensures achievement of viewer rating goals.

  • Determines programming and evaluation of equipment needs to produce quality programming.

  • Responds to coverage questions.

  • Works with other senior station leaders to establish and reach station goals.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

  • Minimum five years’ experience in news programming production, with at least two years’ experience in a leadership role.

  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

  • Experience preparing and maintaining departmental budgets

  • Fluency in English.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.

  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.

  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax & other office equipment.

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand employee needs and communicate with a team to shape a solution.

About the Company


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