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Assistant News Director

Department: WBND News
Location: South Bend, IN

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with "MeTV," Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the "Movies!" Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the "DECADES" Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group, and "H&I," Heroes & Icons. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Cedar City - St. George (Utah), Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Assistant News Director

General Job Description:

ABC57 News seeks an Assistant News Director to lead our newsroom as we innovate and grow.  We are committed to storytelling, investigating and viewer advocacy.  This award-winning newsroom requires a hands-on leader who can grow ratings and grow our content on all platforms.  Our managers work as a team in a collaborative environment.  We seek a dynamic team leader who is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, who brings excellent judgment, high ethical standards and practices, and who has demonstrated success in helping mentor and grow emerging journalists.

Duties/Responsibilities:
Work with the News Director to oversee the day-to-day operation and editorial content of the newsroom.

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

Candidate needs 5-7 years of professional journalism experience with at least 2 years in a progressive management capacity.

Individual must have a passion for news and communication skills to manage a staff and multiple hours of daily newscasts.

Candidate should be passionate about social media and skilled in using it to complement our broadcast and digital offerings.

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance Package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plans

401k with Company Match

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave

Open air office environment

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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