Assistant News Director

KOIN 6, a Nexstar Media Group, Television Station in Portland, Oregon is seeking an experienced Assistant News Director to join our team.

JOB SUMMARY: KOIN-TV 6 is looking for a dynamic assistant news director to help grow the station into the leading choice for news and information in Portland, Oregon. The successful candidate will be able to help develop a proactive assignment desk, work with reporters and photographers to craft compelling stories, and build relationships with producers and anchors, all with the goal of creating content that viewers will search out on the air and online.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
• Responsible for day-to-day operation of the newsroom, from editorial decisions to story execution on the air and online.
• Oversee special coverage, including strong decisions in breaking news situations.
• Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all digital devices.
• Serve as the Executive Producer of the Investigative Unit.
• Write, produce and edit material for a newscast that appeals to targeted audiences.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Must be able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staff.
• Detail oriented.
• Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills.
• Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, TV/film or the equivalent. At least 3 years’ experience as a Senior/Executive Producer in television broadcast/production.

Training/Equipment:  
Utilize state-of-the-art television technology.
Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements:
High-stress environment with deadline pressures. Some travel may be required

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

To Apply:  Please visit https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/5203

About Us:  Broadcasting since 1953, KOIN 6 News is Portland’s CBS affiliate, providing local news, network and syndicated entertainment to viewers in Oregon and SW Washington. KOIN 6 News is Watching Out For You with 34 hours of local news broadcasts each week, featuring award-winning, in-depth investigations, news, weather and traffic.

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