Position title
Assistant News Director
Working Hours
MONDAY-FRIDAY 6AM-2:01PM ***POSITION REQUIRES SELF-SET, OFF-SITE, ON-CALL HOURS TO COMMUNICATE WITH STAFF*** ADDITIONAL HOURS MAY BE ASSIGNED.
Description

The Assistant News Director is generally the second in command in the newsroom. This position is only given at times when the
News Director can only work part time or during times of transition. In many cases this manager may be in charge of running the
day-to-day news operation while the News Director deals with other management, personnel and budgetary issues.
The Assistant ND attends the morning and afternoon story meetings and has input into story coverage. The Assistant ND
generally works closely with the Executive Producer to monitor each newscast's construction during the day.
Duties may also include screening resume tapes for the News Director, clerical tasks like scheduling and vacation approval,
budgetary duties such as dealing with time cards and overtime approval, and training of Producers and Reporters. The Assistant
ND will also act as a liaison for the News Director, handling day-to-day newsroom and personnel problems.
An Assistant News Director may have a background as a Reporter, Producer, Photographer or Assignment Editor and should
possess excellent writing skills and news judgment.
Manage day-to-day editorial. Includes general news coverage, major events and breaking news across all platforms
Champion vibrant editorial processes and journalistic excellence
Conduct same-day newscast reviews, giving guidance and feedback to producers and talent
Implement research-driven action plans
Recruit and manage on-air talent, in tandem with ND of News
Scheduling of talent with an understanding of viewership and programming demands
Drive culture of creativity and excellence on all platforms
Manage script approval process as delegated to individual managers
Ensure daily goals and missions are executed and tracked
Evaluate workflow efficiencies ensuring editorial resources and expectations are clearly defined and met
Ensure content across all platforms meet EVTV NEWS standards
Enforce newsroom policies and procedures, including deadlines and style
Back-up for ND as needed

Qualifications

Ability to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends as needed, at times with last-minute notification.
Strong writing and producing skills
Inspirational and inclusive leadership skills
Experience analyzing and utilizing marketing research
Visionary thinking in regards to content
Strong social media skills
Strong organizational skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Proven ability to develop and convey organizational vision at all levels
Excellent coaching skills and solid experience training and motivating staff to bring out the best in each of them.
Ability to multi-task in a dynamic, content driven, technology intensive environment
Energetic and diligent in launching major campaigns
Self-motivated: doesn’t wait for direction or guidance
Fierce competitor who plays to win

Contacts

GENERAL QUESTIONS
Green Valley Television
Human Resources
460 N. Arroyo Grande Blvd., Suite 209
Henderson, NV 89014
HUMANRESOURCES@gvtv.org

Date posted
April 1, 2020
Valid through
August 10, 2020
Duration of employment
08/10/2020 - 5/26/2021
Base Salary
Paid on the A-F Grade Scale. Assignments Determined by negotiated agreement
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