News Director-12550

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




WTSP 10 Tampa Bay is looking for a dynamic, innovative, people-focused News Director. This proven leader will spearhead our daily efforts to live our brand, engage, educate and ultimately grow our audiences, while serving the greater good of the Tampa Bay region.

The News Director will oversee the vision, strategy, recruitment, retention efforts, and culture for our entire news operation. They will oversee our executive producers, operations manager, managing editors, and digital director to lead a 24/7/365 multi-platform organization.

We are looking for a production-oriented leader who embraces creative storytelling and investigative journalism as key components of a newscast, as well as digital and social platforms. They will oversee all content operations and be a leader in the strategic vision for station growth. Qualified candidates are digitally focused and understand the value of social engagement by the entire team.


  • Lead the news and content teams to execute the station’s brand
  • Collaborate with news management, marketing, production, technology, and front-line team members to drive the content strategy for the station
  • Lead the integration of digital and broadcast content strategies to serve growing audiences on all platforms to meet or exceed our KPIs
  • Regularly review content strategy and ensure accountability to the content plan
  • Oversee alignment of content team structures to be better equipped to deliver storytelling in the digital age
  • Responsible for hiring talent in front of and behind the camera
  • Conduct regular reviews of all content with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Collaborate with marketing and community relations on aligning priorities around brand and serving the greater good of the Tampa Bay region
  • Inspire and coach superior, unique and engaging storytelling, and implement leadership development opportunities for our future leaders
  • Lead a culture that owns enterprise reporting and storytelling as well as breaking news across all platforms
  • Ensure high-quality, relevant, local content that sets the operation apart from competitors
  • Manage the department budget
  • Drive and reward excellence, creativity and innovation that leads to differentiation and success
  • Lead and mentor leadership team and employees




  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field and news leadership experience of 5 years or more
  • 7-10 years of content experience, including generation of original content on all screens and leading big event coverage
  • Solid journalistic and content judgment that emphasizes accurate, fair and unique local content that is representative of the community we serve
  • Deep understanding of tenets of professional journalism
  • Proven ability to develop a content strategy and drive accountability
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, calm demeanor under stress
  • Must be knowledgeable in broadcast law
  • Must understand digital production and all current digital platforms
  • Active social media participant and strong social media skills
  • Travel: Occasionally: 10-25%
  • Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment
  • Physical Demands Set: Light work: Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit


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