October 15, 2017

Greetings:

A tidal wave of newly named news directors this week, with SIX jobs being filled. And there are just TWO new openings, leaving our count of open ND jobs at 22.

We have ONE paid help wanted ad, for an EP opening in Des Moines.

A longtime general manager…a former ND in Pittsburgh and Atlanta…is retiring. Check that out below in our section of news about GMs. You’ll also learn about a new GM at a Texas station.

And in Names in News, a three-time news director launches his own business. The head of Accuweather gets nominated for a government job. And a former ND turned consultant can’t figure out why YOU (okay, maybe not you individually but the collective you) keeps helping Facebook make money.

That’s all below.

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Newly Named News Directors: 

Diaz

Diaz

KTXL-TV, Sacramento, CA…MONIKA DIAZ has been promoted to News Director for this Tribune owned FOX affiliate. The release is here. Monika first joined KTXL as managing editor in 2014, was promoted to Assistant ND in December, and has been the interim ND since ED CHAPUIS left to become ND for KGTV in San Diego. Monika began as a reporter for WFAA-TV in Dallas, a Telemundo station in San Jose, and for another Sacramento station earlier.

Luck

Luck

KXLY-TV, Spokane, WA…MELISSA LUCK has also been promoted, in her case to ND for this Morgan Murphy Media owned ABC affiliate. Here’s the memo from the GM to the staff. You’ll learn more about Melissa in her (as of this writing) not yet updated station bio. She first joined the station in 2002 as an anchor and reporter, and moved into management in 2007. Melissa replaces JERRY POST who is leaving after 12 years as ND (and 19 at the station) to open his own business.

Green

Green

WFXG-TV, Augusta, GA…ANGELA GREEN will be the next ND for this Raycom owned FOX affiliate. She’s been an anchor/reporter for WNCT-TV in Greenville, NC. Here’s the news release from the station. She’s also worked in Montgomery and Birmingham and spent five years as a Communications Manager for an electric cooperative. WFXG has not previously had a news director…an Assistant ND reported to the ND at sister Raycom station WTOC-TV in Savannah.

Hradecky

Hradecky

WIFR-TV, Rockford, IL…MAGGIE HRADECKY returns to WIFR and TV as news director for this Gray Television owned CBS station. Earlier in her career she was the Assignment Editor here. She’s also been an ND at one Rockford station and Managing Editor for another, and worked for the local paper in a variety of roles over the past five years. Details here. Maggie replaces DAVE SMITH who retired after 14 years as ND here and 43 in our business.

Adamson

Adamson

KTMF/KYNB-TV, Missoula/Butte, MT…EMILY ADAMSON will start later this month as the ND for these Cowles owned stations. She worked as a regional producer for another Missoula station and has most recently worked for the Humane Society of Western Montana. Emily replaces ANDREA LUTZ who left the station to move to Billings, MT, to anchor a statewide newscast.

Boone

Boone

WNKY-TV, Bowling Green, KY…RICK BOONE will be the first news director for this NBC/CBS duopoly owned by Marquee Broadcasting. He most recently worked as a reporter for KNTV in San Jose/San Francisco, and has also reported in New York, Washington, and Sacramento.

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New News Director Opening: 

Varner

Varner

WCSC-TV, Charleston, SC…Raycom’s CBS affiliate is looking for a new news director to replace MELISSA VARNER, who is leaving. She’s a longtime employee of the station, having joined the station in 2003 as a producer and advanced through the ranks. Melissa was promoted to news director in November, 2015.

Charles

Charles

KFBB-TV, Great Falls, MT…DEYJA CHARLES will leave this Cowles owned ABC affiliate after her replacement has been found. She’s looking to grow in another opportunity. Deyja has been ND here since January, 2014, and had been a reporter and EP prior to that. She’s also worked as a reporter in Torrance, CA and as a production assistant at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles.

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Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, CA (listed 9/17/17)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 9/24/17)
KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO (new listing this week)
WTNH-TV, New Haven, CT (listed 9/3/17)
WRGB-TV, Albany/Schenectady, NY (listed 9/10/17)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Evening EP, relisted 9/24/17)
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (AM EP, listing revised this week)
WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (AM & Senior EPs, listed 9/10/17)
WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN (listed 8/13/17)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (AM & Dayside, listing revised 10/8/17)
WDAF-TV, Kansas City, MO (Weekend EP, listed 9/24/17)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listing modified 9/24/17)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (relisted 8/13/17)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (relisted 9/3/17)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (AM EP, relisted 9/17/17)
WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA (relisted 8/13/17)
KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA (listed 10/8/17, see ad above!)
WISC-TV, Madison, WI (AM EP, listed 8/20/17)
WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (relisted 9/10/17)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO (listed 9/24/17)

Names in the News (and other items):

Myers

Myers

BARRY MYERS, head of Accuweather, has been nominated by the President to be the administrator of NOAA. He’d be one of only two non-scientists to head the organization. This Washington Post article has more, including some who say his appointment would raise some conflicts of interest with weather products sold by Accuweather.

Gilchriest

Gilchriest

Congratulations to former news director JIM GILCHRIEST who’s launching his own company, the Gilchriest Consulting Group. Check out his very nice looking website for the new business. Jim’s a former news director in Nashville, Norfolk and Boise, worked in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, and for two stations in Rochester, NY. Jim began his career in radio news.

Schwaid

Schwaid

CJ&N consultant STEVE SCHWAID (a former news director and NBC executive) is confused. He doesn’t understand why stations use Facebook so much (frankly, so am I, but I’m not on Facebook). Check out his thoughts here.

General Manager News & Notes:

Blinke

Blinke

AL BLINKE, a former news director who’s been GM for WNEM-TV in Flint/Saginaw, MI, for the past 13 years, is retiring, ending a 40 year career in our business. Here’s the news release. Al’s been an ND for two stations in Pittsburgh, one in Atlanta, and worked for two stations in Detroit and one in New Haven/Hartford. He also worked as a consultant for Magid. Best wishes, Al!

GUYANNE TAYLOR has been named General Manager for Sinclair’s KVII/KVIH-TV in Amarillo, TX. It’s a return to KVII for Guyanne, who was sales manager there before leaving for a sales manager job for the Raycom station in Lubbock.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here’s our list of open ND jobs as of Sunday, October 15, 2017:

It’s unofficial, there may be others that are open, and some of these may have been filled. If you know of any in either category, please let me know: rick@rickgevers.com

WNJU-TV 2200 Fletcher Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 **
Verizon Fios 1 News 800 Westchester Avenue Rye Brook, NY 10573
KYW-TV 1555 Hamilton Street Philadelphia, PA 19130
KUVN-TV 2323 Bryan St Ste 1900. Dallas TX 75201 **
WUSA-TV 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016
WUVG-TV 3350 Peachtree Road #1250, Atlanta, GA 30326 **
WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
WCCO-TV 90 S 11th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
KUVS-TV 1710 Arden Way Sacramento CA 95815 **
Spectrum News 2505 Atlantic Ave. #102 Raleigh, NC 27604
WZZM-TV 645 Three Mile Grand Rapids, MI 49544
KWCH-TV 2815 E. 37th Street North, Wichita, KS 67219
KOAA-TV 2200 7th Ave. Pueblo, CO 81003
KWWL-TV 500 East Fourth St. Waterloo, IA 50703
WCSC-TV 2126 Charlie Hall Blvd, Charleston, SC 29414
WJTV 1820 Tv Rd, Jackson, MS 39204
WNDU-TV 54516 IN-933, South Bend, IN 46637
KLFY-TV 1808 Eraste Landry Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506
WSAW-TV, 1114 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster St, Dothan, AL 36303
KFBB-TV P.O. Box 1139. Great Falls MT 59403
KRTV P.O. Box 2989, Great Falls, MT, 59403

**: Spanish language station


October 8, 2017

Greetings:

It’s been a good week for the THREE people who took new news director jobs this week. Heck, it may have been a good week for the ONE news director whose opening was created by his upcoming retirement.

That means 25 stations have news director openings according to my figures.

Of those openings, ONE is featured in a paid help wanted ad, along with an ad for an EP job in the midwest.

The National News and Documentary Emmys were announced this week. We have the details. A news related website has a new operator. An Atlanta station hires TWO new news managers, and a former news director has been elected president of…well, you’ll have to read Names in the News to find out.

If you had a hurricane bearing down on you, would you speed up or delay the installation of a new set? We’ll tell you what one Jacksonville station did.

And congrats to a former ND turned GM who’s easing up the corporate ladder.

Details below!

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Newly Named News Directors: 

Shamdasani

Manoj S.

News 12 Brooklyn/The Bronx…congratulations to MANOJ SHAMDASANI who’s been promoted to GM/ND for this hyper local cable news operation. He’s been the Assistant ND there for the past four years, and spent more than six years at WFMZ-TV in Allentown, PA, first as EP and later Assistant News Director. Manoj replaces BERTA CASTENER who’s retiring after seven years as GM/ND here, and almost 40 years in the business.

Lupenski

Lupenski

KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO…TIFFANI LUPENSKI moves halfway across the country to become ND for this Tegna owned NBC affiliate, as we reported on Thursday. Here’s the news release, and here’s what the local paper offered. Tiffani most recently was the ND for KGTV in San Diego, a job she left in August after 2 years. She’s a former ND in Portland, OR, and has been a news manager in Seattle and Denver, where she first worked for Tegna (when it was Gannett). She began her career on-air, working in Lake Charles, LA, and Birmingham, and also worked for CNN and radio stations in Atlanta and San Antonio. At KSDK, she replaces KARIN MOVESIAN who left last month after 2+ years as ND.

Mickle

Mickle

WHBF-TV, Rock Island, IL…MIKE MICKLE returns to a newsroom as the ND for this Nexstar/CBS operation. Here’s the note to staff from GM MARSHALL PORTER. Mike spent more than 18 years as an anchor/reporter for KWQC-TV and has operated his own business for the past 14 years, as explained on his Linkedin page. He replaces MIKE LOPEZ who left in July after two years to become Executive Planning Editor at KPRC-TV in Houston.

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New News Director Opening: 

Willis

Willis

Spectrum News, Raleigh, NC…RICK WILLIS, who’s the only news director this local cable channel has ever had, is retiring after 50 years in our business.  Known originally as News 14 Carolina, Rick’s been ND here since 2001.  He’s worked at 12 different news operations, too many to list here, so we’re grateful that the station did the hard work for us!  Congratulations to Rick on his retirement.

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Executive News Director, KXLY-TV, Spokane, WA:

KXLY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Spokane, WA (Mkt. #73) seeks a dynamic, progressive and experienced News Director to lead our team in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The ideal candidate is a goal-oriented, digitally-savvy, and creative leader and coach who’s eager to win in a highly competitive news environment. If you have a proven track record of producing great content that will grow ratings on TV and digital platforms, we want to hear from you!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Create & implement strategic plans for audience growth and newsroom operations
Analyze and respond to trends affecting the industry and DMA
Develop and control annual budget to comply with station guidelines
Monitor all on-air and online product for compliance to Federal, State and local laws as well as First Amendment
Work closely with other members of station management team to develop and attain station goals
Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to digital platforms
Supervise and provide regular feedback for direct reports with ultimate responsibility for all newsroom personnel

QUALIFICATIONS:

4 year degree with an emphasis in Journalism or equivalent
Minimum five years of journalism experience required and 3+ years of current digital media experience
A broad-based knowledge of journalism, the news media environment and audience consumption trends
Knowledge of current and emerging multi-platform news content, including text, audio, video, photos, graphics, data, visual journalism/storytelling and community building
Exceptional leadership skills with previous experience building teams, hiring, developing and retaining employees
Valid driver’s license; acceptable driving record

HOW TO APPLY: Click here to apply.

KXLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, CA (listed 9/17/17)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 9/24/17)
WTNH-TV, New Haven, CT (listed 9/3/17)
WRGB-TV, Albany/Schenectady, NY (listed 9/10/17)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Evening EP, relisted 9/24/17)
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (AM & PM EPs, listed 8/6/17)
WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (AM & Senior EPs, listed 9/10/17)
WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN (listed 8/13/17)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (AM & Dayside jobs, listing revised this week)
WDAF-TV, Kansas City, MO (Weekend EP, listed 9/24/17)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listing modified 9/24/17)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (relisted 8/13/17)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (relisted 9/3/17)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (AM EP, relisted 9/17/17)
WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA (relisted 8/13/17)
KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA (new listing this week, see ad above!)
WISC-TV, Madison, WI (AM EP, listed 8/20/17)
WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (relisted 9/10/17)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO (listed 9/24/17)

Names in the News (and other items):

Congratulations to WCAU-TV (Philadelphia/NBC) and KTLM-TV (Rio Grande Valley/Telemundo who were the only local stations honored at the 38th National News and Documentary Emmy Awards. The complete news release and list of winners are here.

The University of Mississippi will take over the NewsLab website, founded in 1998 by former CBS and CNN correspondent DEBORAH POTTER. Details here.

WGCL-TV in Atlanta is adding to its news management team. PHIL LANDEROS joins the staff as the prime-time executive producer. He most recently worked at WOFL-TV in Orlando. And HOWARD DORSEY will be the dayside EP, coming from Houston where he’d been the Assistant ND for KRIV-TV. This is the third time Howard has worked with WGCL ND STEVE DOERR: they teamed up together in Philadelphia and Dallas.

Mitchell

Mitchell

JAY MITCHELL, a former news director and news manager turned realtor, has been chosen as President of the Virginia Relators. He’s a former ND in West Palm Beach, Norfolk, and Lexington, KY, and also worked for CNN and other local stations.

With a hurricane bearing down, WJAX/WFOX-TV in Jacksonville, FL, decided to speed up plans for a new set (gutsy!). They teamed with our friends and longtime newsletter supporter Devlin Design Group to debut the set so they could take advantage of the storytelling options the set would give them. Details…and pictures…are here.

General Manager News & Notes:

Carter

Carter

Congratulations to ND turned GM RAY CARTER who’s been named a Regional VP for Television for Cox Media Group.  Ray will continue to oversee WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, where he’s been GM since 2001, as well as a number of stations as you’ll learn here.  Ray’s a former news director in Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and Des Moines.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here’s our list of open ND jobs as of Sunday, October 8, 2017:

It’s unofficial, there may be others that are open, and some of these may have been filled. If you know of any in either category, please let me know: rick@rickgevers.com
WNJU-TV 2200 Fletcher Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 **
Verizon Fios 1 News 800 Westchester Avenue Rye Brook, NY 10573
KYW-TV 1555 Hamilton Street Philadelphia, PA 19130
KUVN-TV 2323 Bryan St Ste 1900. Dallas TX 75201 **
WUSA-TV 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016
WUVG-TV 3350 Peachtree Road #1250, Atlanta, GA 30326 **
WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
WCCO-TV 90 S 11th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
KTXL-TV 4655 Fruitridge Road. Sacramento, CA 95820
KUVS-TV 1710 Arden Way Sacramento CA 95815 **
Spectrum News 2505 Atlantic Ave. #102 Raleigh, NC 27604
WZZM-TV 645 Three Mile Grand Rapids, MI 49544
KWCH-TV 2815 E. 37th Street North, Wichita, KS 67219
KXLY-TV 500 W. Boone Spokane, WA 99201 (see ad above!)
KOAA-TV 2200 7th Ave. Pueblo, CO 81003
KWWL-TV 500 East Fourth St. Waterloo, IA 50703
WJTV 1820 Tv Rd, Jackson, MS 39204
WNDU-TV 54516 IN-933, South Bend, IN 46637
WFXG-TV P.O. Box 204540 Augusta, GA 30917
KLFY-TV 1808 Eraste Landry Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506
WSAW-TV, 1114 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403
KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster St, Dothan, AL 36303
KRTV P.O. Box 2989, Great Falls, Montana, 59403

**: Spanish language station


October 1, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017 UPDATE:

Greetings:

One of the THREE Tegna News Director openings has been filled. (WUSA-TV and WTSP-TV are the others.)

Lupenski

Lupenski

TIFFANI LUPENSKI has just been named News Director for Tegna’s NBC affiliate in St. Louis, KSDK-TV. Here’s the official news release with more details.

It’s a return to the company for Tiffani, who worked as an Executive Producer for six years at what was then Gannett’s KUSA-TV in Denver.

Tiffani most recently worked as ND for KGTV (Scripps/ABC) in San Diego, a position she left in August after 2+ years. She earlier had been an ND for KATU-TV in Portland (OR) as well as the Assistant ND there. She spent two years in Seattle as an EP at KCPQ-TV, worked as a reporter/anchor in Birmingham and Lake Charles, LA, as well as for CNN and for radio stations in Atlanta and San Antonio.

At KSDK, she replaces KARIN MOVESIAN who left the station last week: she’d been ND there for 2+ years.

More on all the week’s news in our full newsletter this weekend.

regards,

 

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

TWO up and TWO down. Not a late season baseball update but the number of news director changes in this week’s report. The two new openings are in top 21 markets and both are at Tegna stations.

That means 27 stations have news director openings according to my figures.

ONE of those openings in feature among our THREE paid help wanted ads, with TWO for management positions in top 20 markets.

We have a handful of news management moves in markets large and small, details about the retirement of a top five market GM who’s a former news director, and the obituary for the father of a CNN executive and former news director.

All that and more, below!

Newly Named News Directors: 

Howard

Howard

WTVQ-TV, Lexington, KY…SARA HOWARD has been promoted to News Director for this Morris owned ABC affiliate.  She’s been the Assignment Manager there for the past four years, and previously worked assignment desk jobs in Charlotte, Spartansburg, SC, and Charlottesville, VA.  At WTVQ, she replaces STEVE FRANCE who’d been the ND there for the last 5+ years.  He’d also been an ND in Toledo, where he began his career when I hired him as a part-time tape editor at WTOL-TV. 

KNOE/KAQY-TV, Monroe, LA…BRAD GINSBERG is the new news director for this Gray Televison owned CBS/ABC duopoly.  He’s earlier worked in Louisville, Albuquerque, Ft. Myers, Austin, TX, Ft. Smith, AR, and Harlingen, TX.  Brad replaces BOB WALTERS  who was promoted with Gray to become ND at KWTX-TV in Waco, TX.  Bob was ND here for five years.

New News Director Openings: 

Clinkingbeard

Bob C.

WTSP-TV, Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL…we told you Thursday that BOB CLINKINGBEARD had resigned as news director for this Tegna-owned ABC affiliate.  Bob explained his decision in this email to me.  He’d been the ND here for 2 years and earlier served as an ND in Orlando, Milwaukee, and Greensboro, NC. He’s also worked in Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, Birmingham, Alexandria, LA, and Columbia, MO.

Movesian

Movesian

KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO…in another move we shared with you earlier this week, KARIN MOVESIAN has quit this Tegna owned NBC affiliate after 2+ years. Here’s the story from the local newspaper, and here’s the note from GM ALICIA EISNER to the staff: it won’t take long to read. Karin came to St Louis from Las Vegas, where she spent eight years as ND for KTNV. A St. Louis native, Karin was graduated from St. Louis University and earlier worked at KMOV-TV in St. Louis, as well as San Antonio, and as an EP in Chicago (two stations), Detroit, and Minneapolis.

And while it’s not a new opening, please note the paid help wanted ad below for KXLY-TV in Spokane that’s just below.

Speaking of KXLY, apologies to outgoing ND JERRY POST.  In reporting his pending departure to open his own business, we told you he’d been ND at KXLY for 19 years.  He’s worked there for 19 but has been ND for 12.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Executive News Director, KXLY-TV, Spokane, WA:

KXLY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Spokane, WA (Mkt. #73) seeks a dynamic, progressive and experienced News Director to lead our team in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The ideal candidate is a goal-oriented, digitally-savvy, and creative leader and coach who’s eager to win in a highly competitive news environment. If you have a proven track record of producing great content that will grow ratings on TV and digital platforms, we want to hear from you!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Create & implement strategic plans for audience growth and newsroom operations
Analyze and respond to trends affecting the industry and DMA
Develop and control annual budget to comply with station guidelines
Monitor all on-air and online product for compliance to Federal, State and local laws as well as First Amendment
Work closely with other members of station management team to develop and attain station goals
Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to digital platforms
Supervise and provide regular feedback for direct reports with ultimate responsibility for all newsroom personnel

QUALIFICATIONS:

4 year degree with an emphasis in Journalism or equivalent
Minimum five years of journalism experience required and 3+ years of current digital media experience
A broad-based knowledge of journalism, the news media environment and audience consumption trends
Knowledge of current and emerging multi-platform news content, including text, audio, video, photos, graphics, data, visual journalism/storytelling and community building
Exceptional leadership skills with previous experience building teams, hiring, developing and retaining employees
Valid driver’s license; acceptable driving record

HOW TO APPLY: Click here to apply.

KXLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Evening Executive Producer, KRIV-TV, Houston, TX:

KRIV Fox 26, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is searching for a dynamic PM Executive Producer to lead our early evening and late-night newsgathering efforts. In addition to two traditional hours of news, this person will also manage a brand new, innovative hour of news and information programming. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic manager and motivator with a proven track record of ratings success and connecting unique content to our viewers across all platforms. We are looking for someone who knows how to showcase the big stories, breaking news, and breaking weather, and embraces social media and content that engages our audience every night. The PM Executive Producer will manage several reporters and producers, assignment editors, and digital staff, as well as approve scripts, and ensure our content meets all legal and journalistic standards. The PM Executive Producer will also help with scheduling and contribute to special projects, including elections.

Four year college degree required with emphasis in Communications or Journalism preferred. Minimum five [5] years producing experience in middle to major markets, including newscast producing experience. Two [2] years news management experience strongly preferred. Must be able to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment. Must be a strong leader and communicator, possessing both effective interpersonal skills and highly developed time management skills. Must possess superior editorial judgment and understand the legal and ethical parameters for mass media. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web based news gathering tools. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews and AVID search, editing and graphics programs.

To apply online for this positions, click here:

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

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Managing Editor, KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO:

Here’s your chance to help lead a news duopoly operation in one of the best cities to live in the country! Denver, Colorado’s KDVR and KWGN are looking for a Managing Editor to help manage our growing and thriving news operation.

Our ideal candidate will have unsurpassed leadership skills, understand the fundamentals of journalism ethics and be digitally savvy.

We are looking for an experienced journalist who will use strong editorial judgement, writing/storytelling and organizational skills to steer the newsroom team to deliver news better than anyone else in the market.

The Managing Editor for KDVR/KWGN is responsible for overseeing content gathering, the assignment desk, planning and reporters. You’ll make decisions on stories to place the stations in a position to be the go-to authority for breaking news and weather coverage.

KDVR/KWGN produces more than 85 hours of local programming each week. Our ratings are growing, our journalists are exceptional and our entire team is on-board, excited and eager to keep moving forward. We need an experienced Managing Editor to help take us to the next level.

If it’s you – apply by clicking here.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, CA (listed 9/17/17)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 9/24/17)
WTNH-TV, New Haven, CT (listed 9/3/17)
WRGB-TV, Albany/Schenectady, NY (listed 9/10/17)
WICS-TV, Springfield, IL (relisted 8/6/17)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Evening EP, relisted 9/24/17, see ad above!)
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (AM & PM EPs, listed 8/6/17)
WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (AM & Senior EPs, listed 9/10/17)
WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN (listed 8/13/17)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (AM & PM jobs, listing revised 8/6/17)
WDAF-TV, Kansas City, MO (Weekend EP, listed 9/24/17)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listing modified 9/24/17)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (relisted 8/13/17)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (relisted 9/3/17)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (AM EP, relisted 9/17/17)
WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA (relisted 8/13/17)
WISC-TV, Madison, WI (AM EP, listed 8/20/17)
WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (relisted 9/10/17)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO (listed 9/24/17, see ad above!)

Obituary:

FORREST MONTET, father of former news director and longtime CNN executive VICKI MONTET died September 24th at the age of 88. More details about his life and career in this obituary. Vicki’s been with CNN for almost eight years, and has worked for Cox, Scripps and Gannett (now Tegna) during her career. A kind note would reach her via email: Vicki.Montet@turner.com

Names in the News (and other items):

After 31 years at WXYZ-TV (Detroit/ABC/Scripps), the last 14 as Assistant News Director, GLENN BAR retired last Friday. He began at the station as an intern and worked his way up from there. The station paid him appropriate tribute here.

GREG BALDWIN has joined WMAR-TV in Baltimore as an executive producer.  He’s been an ND in Traverse City, MI, and Augusta, GA and has worked in several other markets as a news manager and producer.

KTTC-TV in Rochester, MN, has a new executive producer.  NATHAN NAKAMA comes from Honolulu, where he has been a producer for two different stations.  Nathan is a native of Milwaukee, though, so he’s familiar with that part of the country.

JILLIAN CORDER has been promoted to Assistant News Director at KPLC-TV (Lake Charles, LA/NBC/Raycom). She’ll continue to anchor the 4:00 and 6:00 PM newscasts.

General Manager News & Notes:

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One time news director turned General Manager MIKE DEVLIN will retire at the end of the year after 12 years as GM of Tegna’s WFAA-TV in Dallas. He’s a former news director in Houston and Portland, OR. More from the Dallas Morning news in this too brief article. Mike: Does this mean you’ll finally make it to Indy for the 500? 🙂

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here’s our list of open ND jobs as of Sunday, October 1, 2017:

It’s unofficial, there may be others that are open, and some of these may have been filled. If you know of any in either category, please let me know: rick@rickgevers.com

WNJU-TV 2200 Fletcher Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 **
News 12 Bronx/Brooklyn 1 Media Crossways, Woodbury, NY 11791
Verizon Fios 1 News 800 Westchester Avenue Rye Brook, NY 10573
KYW-TV 1555 Hamilton Street Philadelphia, PA 19130
KUVN-TV 2323 Bryan St Ste 1900. Dallas TX 75201 **
WUSA-TV 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016
WUVG-TV 3350 Peachtree Road #1250, Atlanta, GA 30326 **
WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
WCCO-TV 90 S 11th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
KTXL-TV 4655 Fruitridge Road. Sacramento, CA 95820
KUVS-TV 1710 Arden Way Sacramento CA 95815 **
KSDK-TV 1000 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63101
WZZM-TV 645 Three Mile Grand Rapids, MI 49544
KWCH-TV 2815 E. 37th Street North, Wichita, KS 67219
KXLY-TV 500 W. Boone Spokane, WA 99201 (see ad above!)
KOAA-TV 2200 7th Ave. Pueblo, CO 81003
KWWL-TV 500 East Fourth St. Waterloo, IA 50703
WJTV 1820 Tv Rd, Jackson, MS 39204
WNDU-TV 54516 IN-933, South Bend, IN 46637
WHBF-TV 231 18th Street Rock Island, IL 61201
WFXG-TV P.O. Box 204540 Augusta, GA 30917
KLFY-TV 1808 Eraste Landry Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506
WSAW-TV, 1114 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403
WIFR-TV 2523 N Meridian Rd, Rockford, IL 61101
KTMF-TV 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster St, Dothan, AL 36303
KRTV P.O. Box 2989, Great Falls, Montana, 59403

**: Spanish language station