• Full Time
  • Anywhere


Nexstar Media Group,Inc.


Nexstar Media Inc. has an immediate opening for an Assistant News Director who wants to take on a leadership challenge running a news department for a newly formed duopoly in the Washington, DC DMA Market # 8.

The Assistant News Director will work closely with the News Director building a high impact team producing newscasts and local programming on WDVM, WDCW (CW) and of our digital assets in the market.

Candidate must have a proven track record of creative producing, showcasing stories, owning the big stories and a passion for weather. The successful candidate will have experience leading others and the ability to coach and grow a team.

Washington, DC is the center of the nation’s politics, but there is a huge local news landscape beyond the beltway. The region offers a high quality of life with some of the best museums in the country, year-round theaters, concerts, street festivals and more. The region is also a sports mecca with professional basketball, baseball, football, hockey, soccer and more. The region is home to National Parks, bike trails, and the district has been widely recognized for is early adoption of high-tech transportation options like e-bikes and e-scooters. Washington, DC also boasts an incredible food scene with more than twenty restaurants receiving Michelin stars in 2021 alone. This is a great place to live, a busy news market, and a great place to grow your career.


  • The Assistant News Director assists the News Director with all aspects of news, weather and sports programming production, and serves as the News Director in his/her absence.

  • Assists the News Director with management of all aspects of the News Department
  • Assists with planning, staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department.
  • Consults on decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees.
  • Develops news coverage strategy and executes that vision for the station and its website.
  • Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improve coverage and provide mentoring feedback to news staff.
  • Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met.
  • Ensures achievement of viewer rating goals.
  • Ensures achievement of digital goals.
  • Determines programming and evaluation of equipment needs to produce quality programming.
  • Responds to coverage questions.
  • Serves as the News Director in his/her absence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news programming production, with some leadership experience preferred. (Depending on market size.)
  • Minimum three years’ experience producing newscasts
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively listen to fully understand employee needs and communicate with a team to shape a solution.

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


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