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The News Director leads and supervises all aspects of news, weather, sports, and corporate content initiatives. We are in the Evansville Indiana DMA which serves Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. News content M-Sun for WEHT ABC 25 and provide news for WTVW CW 7 (Mission Broadcasting). Combined M-F is 9.5 hours per day. Weekends cover EN and LN. Leads all news efforts on all content platforms.

               Manages all aspects of the News Department

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

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

               Develop news coverage strategy for both stations and its website

               Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improves 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


- We have won many Indiana Broadcasters Association “Spectrum” awards and several Emmy’s by various talent

- Most experienced News teams. “Most Watched-Most Trusted”

- CW Affiliate of the year

- Many community partnerships and involvement


Requirements & Skills:

• Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
• Fluency in English.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Minimum five years’ experience in news programming production, with at least two years’ experience in a leadership role. (Depending on market size.)
• Experience guiding, directing, and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
• 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.
• Experience preparing and maintaining departmental budgets.

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                                  Nexstar Broadcasting is an EEO                 

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Executive

Job Function : Management

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