News Director (Manager-News)

Gray Television, Inc. is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia whose primary mission is to provide quality news and entertainment services to the local markets in which the Company operates. Gray Television, Inc. owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the United States.

23WIFR is owned by Gray Television, Inc. and is a CBS affiliate. We are located in beautiful Northern Illinois with Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee in our backyard. The Rockford market is an excellent choice for individuals interested in gaining broadcasting experience as well as those looking to make this area their home. Rockford – Small Town Charm with Big City Convenience!

POSITION: News Director (Manager-News)

23WIFR is seeking a news leader who has strong teaching and coaching skills, a passion to produce and an innovative approach to delivering content to all WIFR platforms. The News Director is responsible for supervision of all areas of the News Department. The News Director works closely with the General Manager and must have the ability to implement and execute a strategic plan.

23WIFR is a great place for experienced journalism and communication professionals to make their next professional move. Gray Television, Inc. is a top-notch multimedia company who has invested heavily in the latest newsgathering and production technology to better serve its communities.
Position Responsibilities Include but not limited to:
• Recruiting, hiring, coaching, mentoring, supervising and evaluating newsroom personnel
• Setting standards and goals for newsroom operations and content
• Strong working knowledge of community issues
• Oversee all content gathering and presentation guidelines
• Planning of big event coverage such as elections, debates and local community events
• Knowledge and proficiency in posting content to websites and social media
• Prepare and manage annual department budget
• Working closely with other departments to ensure success

Pre-Employment drug test required. Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Motor vehicle record check is required.

EDUCATION: College degree – preferably related to Journalism and/or Communications

EXPERIENCE: Minimum three years Newsroom management experience

Please visit www.gray.tv/applynow for more information or to apply for this position.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until further notice.

GRAY TELEVISION, INC. IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE AND AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, OR GENDER IS PROHIBITED.

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