• News Director-WTOC

    Posted: 03/10/2024


    Job Category: News
    Requisition Number: NEWSD010531
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    Posting Details

      • Posted: March 8, 2024
    • Full-Time


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    Savannah, GA 31405, USA

    Job Details


    About Gray Television:
    Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households. 
    We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business. 
    About WTOC:
    WTOC is located in beautiful historic Savannah, GA, which was recently named the third-best city in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure. WTOC has been the market leader for 70 years. The station excels in creating effective commercials for our advertising clients. We also create promotional campaigns for our #1 News programs that inform and engage the viewer.  WTOC 11 is the number one news source in beautiful historic Savannah, Georgia which was named the third-best city in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure.  As Savannah’s first TV station, WTOC’s community roots run deep. The call letters stand for Welcome To Our City.
    Job Summary/Description:                       
    WTOC is looking for a dynamic news professional to lead our team with passion, dedication and high expectations for excellence in journalism. The News Director will develop and execute a research-based strategic plan to deliver relevant content on broadcast, digital and social platforms.
    Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
    - Principled editorial decision-making and leadership that sets the tone for the newsroom
    - Daily execution of high quality news programming across all platforms
    - Audience development and growth through the daily delivery of trustworthy news and weather 
    - Effective communication and execution of news plans and goals across departments
    - Effective and urgent execution of Breaking News and Severe Weather coverage plans
    - Promoting best practices in local journalism, providing regular feedback to grow anchors, MMJs, producers and other staff within the newsroom
    - Representing news and contributing to the successful execution of the station's overall strategic plan

    - At least 3 years of newsroom management and a BA in journalism preferred
    - Proven leadership ability with creativity and a passion for local journalism
    - Strong management, communication and people skills needed to supervise and interact daily with staff and the community
    - Ability to multi-task in stressful situations

    If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter and references
    (Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)
    WTOC-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company
    Additional Info:
    Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. https://youtu.be/RVdwTMRqpY0

    Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
    Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.




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