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KRTV News Director at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 29 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: BLACK EAGLE, Montana





Job Description:

KRTV, Montana's News Leader and The Scripps CBS Station in Great Falls, Montana is searching for an aggressive and innovative News Director.

The right candidate will be someone who understands deep impact enterprise content and can help teach and develop our talented group of up and coming journalists into strong emotional storytellers. We seek someone who can foster a positive, innovative and hard charging newsroom into a digital now mindset. We are looking for a candidate who can effectively plan a news strategy for a continuous measurement world, while still being able to coordinate breaking news, weather and large event coverage.

You must be a digital powerhouse, leveraging the web, OTT, and all social platforms to make sure that local audiences are seeing, talking about and sharing stories generated by our newsroom. You must be a risk taker and someone ready to adapt, change and think out of the box. If this sounds like you, we would like for you to apply.

The News Director is responsible for developing and implementing measurable strategies for audience growth while effectively managing news content delivered on multiple platforms.

You Will:


  • Create & implement strategic plans for audience growth and newsroom operations.

  • Communicate a compelling and inspired vision consistent with company strategy.

  • Analyze and respond to trends affecting the industry and DMA.

  • Approve all newsroom personnel decisions.

  • Develop and control annual budget to comply with station guidelines.

  • Build and maintain key relationships to foster a positive news image within the community.

  • Monitor all on-air and online product for compliance to Federal, State and local laws as well as First & Fourteenth Amendments.

  • Work closely with other members of station management team to develop and attain departmental and station goals.

  • Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station websites.

  • Ability to adapt current resources to emerging technology.

  • Supervise and provide regular feedback and yearly performance appraisals for direct reports with ultimate responsibility for all newsroom personnel.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

You Bring:


  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office.

  • At least 2-5 years of news management experience.

  • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.

  • Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings both inside and outside the organization.

  • Proven and effective leadership skills; fosters open dialogue, empowers others, addresses conflict quickly and directly.

About Scripps:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 52 television stations in 36 markets, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Stitcher; the fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape, Laff and Court TV; and Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.