• Full Time
  • Anywhere


Nexstar Media Group,Inc.


Our origin story is unique – only a little over two years old, although we’ve been on the air 38 years.  Our newsroom culture is unique, too – valuing good people who have a servant’s heart.  We searching for our newest teammate, who will manage day-to-day operations, with an emphasis on our team and our viewers. We insist that you value relationships and be a strong, but empathetic, communicator with the heart of a teacher.  Lexington’s a great place to live, among the best places to live from U.S. News and World Report.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with reporters, producers, photojournalists, digital producers, assignment editors and anchors on daily news coverage  
  • Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control
  • Help make editorial decisions
  • Help monitor digital/assignment desk
  • Write and edit scripts for on air and digital
  • Help develop coverage plans for breaking news and special events
  • Assist in employee training, feedback, and evaluations
  • Help in recruiting and hiring news department personnel  
  • Collaborate with News Director to establish goals and develop a strategic plan for the newsroom
  • Work irregular/odd hours and available to work weekends and holidays
  • Available to be on call to cover major events 24 hours a day – responding to breaking news during off-hours
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the News Director.


    Requirements & Skills:

    • Passion for local news
    • Knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
    • Innovative, user-focused, and full of creativity and initiative
    • Strong editorial judgment
    • Great people skills
    • At least three years of experience preferred
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills


    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The Assistant News Director must be able to stand, sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment or items weighing up to 25 pounds.


    EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


    Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar