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Rochester,MN

Gray Television

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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 KTTC:

KTTC is the leading NBC affiliate, serving Rochester, Austin, and Mason City as the #1 station for news, information, and entertainment programming. KTTC strives for leadership in our industry and community by keeping viewers safe and informed, supporting non-profits and organizations that serve the community, and helping our local businesses grow.

All employees accept personal responsibility for maintaining the professional culture at KTTC. The KTTC leadership team believes in workplaces “Free of discrimination, harassment, and incivility – and filled with opportunity, especially for those who’ve been traditionally denied it,” (a definition adopted by the work and training put forth by the Power Shift Project). If you value kindness and respect as much as we do, please apply.

To learn more about KTTC visit: https://www.kttc.com/page/living-working-and-playing-in-rochester-minnesota/

Job Summary/Description:  

KTTC, based in Rochester, Minnesota serving Southeast Minnesota and Northern Iowa, is seeking an Assistant News Director. This person will be responsible for daily news coverage, especially breaking news, and digital news content decisions. They will work closely with the News Director on a strengths-based focus in guidance for content producers and MMJs. We need a dedicated leader with determination, focus, and commitment to lead our #1-rated, award-winning news team.

Duties /Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Oversee the daily editorial process and on-air execution of newscasts, and manage the daily operation of the newsroom, both KTTC and Fox 47 (KXLT), guiding coverage across all platforms, linear and digital
• Assist with planning, staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department
• Coach and mentor reporters and MMJs to elevate writing and storytelling
• Direct newsroom operations and schedules
• Work with producers to ensure quality control and brand touchpoints
• Work with the ND and other managers to establish newsroom goals and work to develop them
• Helps develop news coverage strategy for the station and digital platforms
• Critiques newscasts/website daily to correct errors, improve coverage, and provide mentoring feedback to news staff
• Provide content and a daily plan for all of KTTC’s streaming/digital platforms
• Help gather sources/stories for newscasts and MMJs
• Take charge of specials, projects & live events as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

• BA in Journalism and/or a minimum of 3 years of experience in a television newsroom
• Strong management, communication, and people skills required to supervise and interact daily with staff and the community
• Proven leadership ability
• Creativity and passion for news
• Knowledge and understanding of using various digital and social platforms
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to multi-task in high-stress situations
• Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
• Optional bilingual – Spanish

Qualified, interested applicants may 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)
 

KTTC-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company


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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.

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 fully vaccinate against the coronavirus before the first workday.


HOW TO APPLY

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.

https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings