February 7, 2016

Monday, February 8th, 2016 UPDATE:

Greetings:

The largest market opening on our list of open news director jobs has been filled via an internal promotion within the company.

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SALLY RAMIREZ has been named Executive News Director for Tegna’s KHOU-TV in Houston, the CBS affiliate there. She’s worked for sister-Tegna station KGW-TV in Portland, OR, for more than 17 years, first as EP and the last five as Assistant News Director. Sally’s also worked in Sacramento, Chicago, Washington, Tucson and El Paso.

Her husband RUSS LEWIS, who anchors the morning news at KGW, will follow her to Houston and join the on-air team later this summer.

Sally replaces PHIL BRUCE who is leaving the station after almost five years as ND. We told you in early December that Phil would leave KHOU at the end of January.

The news release from KHOU is here and the staff announcement from GM DJ WILSON is here.

Stay tuned!

regards,

Rick Gevers

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ONE new news director opening…and ONE newly named news director in our report this week, leaving our count of open ND jobs to 19.

FOUR of those 19 open jobs are among our ELEVEN paid help wanted ads.  Please note a new ad from our old friends at WeatherMetrics which are offering a free Starbucks gift card (!) as well as an ad from RTDNA with a deadline extension for the Murrow awards.

We have news about memorial plans for former ND FORREST CARR who died earlier this week.

And we have news of two veteran GMs on the move (one a former news director and news consultant.)  Also this week, a former Tennessee ND retires from her ‘after-TV’ job, another former ND talks about mentoring and how her mentor helped her, and we’ll tell you about two news organizations who are shutting down.

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New News Director Openings:

KMID/KPEJ-TV, Midland-Odessa, TX…this ABC/FOX duopoly operated by Nexstar is looking for a new news director.  My records show the most recent ND was JAY REYNOLDS who joined the staff in November, 2013, from another Nexstar station, KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City.

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Newly Named News Director:

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WZDX-TV, Huntsville, AL…CJ HOYT will be the first news director for this Nexstar owned FOX affiliate.  We told you just last August that CJ was joining KTVT-TV in Dallas as the Managing Editor after four years as ND for Raycom’s WTOL-TV in Toledo.  He also served as a news director for sister Raycom station WFIE-TV in Evansville.  CJ’s also been a news director in Lafayette, LA, and has worked in Knoxville, Greenville, SC, and Lincoln, NE.

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Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, UT:

KSL-TV, a Bonneville station located in Salt Lake City, is looking for a dynamic news director to lead its award-winning news team. KSL is a powerhouse news organization, operating as part of a unique combined-platform newsroom with radio, print, and digital in partnership together.

Being one of the oldest and most stable stations in the country, part of our legacy is a commitment to excellence and community service. We invest in areas that differentiate our station by our strong investigative and enterprise content, specials, and documentaries. We have a well-defined brand, and are looking for a proven leader who has a background of success and a clear vision for the future. The news director will ensure the quality of our on-air product, as well as provide excellent team-building, and staff development.

KSL-TV is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, host to the 2002 Winter Olympics (and will likely be a future Olympic bid city). It is also home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the country, including world-class skiing, hiking, and biking.

To learn more about this opportunity, and to apply, just click here.

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Assistant News Director, WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH:

WXIX Fox 19 Now in Cincinnati is looking for our next great leader!  We are searching for an aggressive and creative Assistant News Director who will be a main editorial driver, overseeing the content and logistics of the newsgathering process.  The Assistant News Director will work with the News Director to guide our staff to make strategic editorial decisions, prioritize digital efforts, and execute high quality compelling newscasts.

-       Qualified candidates will be experts in website and social media strategy.
-       Minimum 5 years experience as a newsroom manager.
-       Executive Producer and producing background preferable.
-       Ability to mentor and guide reporting staff.
-       Possess a clear understanding of journalistic ethics and guidelines.
-       Understand basic technology of newsgathering equipment, including cameras, edit gear, and live shot gear.
-       Participate in hiring, training, and performance evaluations.

–       Qualified candidates will show strong potential to grow into a News Director role.

If qualified, applications, cover letters, and resumes can be submitted by clicking here: 

No phone calls please.  EOE-M/F/D/V

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Assistant News Director, KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM:

KOB 4, in Albuquerque New Mexico is looking for a strong assistant news director to help lead an aggressive newsroom in a location that’s a fast-paced news market- and a great place to live. Top candidates must have a minimum of five years in key leadership role(s) within a television newsroom.  In addition, you’ll need to possess a desire to win every day, a passion for team-building that includes leading by example and solving problems quickly and effectively, plus a clear vision of how  technology, story-telling and staff function together. Be ready to demonstrate that you are knowledgeable about news reporting, writing, newscast formats, news producing, newsroom organization and news gathering technology.

Your duties will put you at the front of developing and maintaining a strategic and editorial vision for the newsroom.  You’ll teach, coach, and steer people toward improvement, including having those difficult conversations and holding people accountable.  We’re looking for a team player who comes with a natural ability to lead and organize even the most stressful news day into another victory for the team.

KOB 4’s new assistant news director will help lead a team that’s focused on living an aggressive brand with heart.  We’re proud to be the station that “Stands for New Mexico” and we’re looking for a key team member to join our efforts

To find out more and apply, please visit www.kob.com and click on  http://www.kob.com/jobs

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Morning Executive Producer, KGUN-TV, Tucson, AZ:

KGUN 9 and KWBA in sunny Tucson, Arizona are stations owned by E.W. Scripps, a company rich in media history while staying focused on the future. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Our 33 television stations and 34 radio stations are vibrant businesses. From this position of strength in TV, Radio and Digital, we are working to stay ahead of the ways in which people use technology to find news and information. But no matter what platform we use, we will always ascribe to our longtime motto: Give light and the people will find their own way.

We are seeking a dynamic morning Executive Producer with strong editorial and people leadership skills. This person should have a desire to win on breaking news, viewer relevance, and lead a team that rows in one direction — everything is for the viewer. We want to WIN, therefore we seek to hire Top Talent to achieve that mission! This is an ideal opportunity for anyone seeking to take their career to the next level or for anyone with a proven track record and is ready to put their experience in action.

If you are interested in joining a winning team, click on this link and apply today!

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Senior Media Consultant, SmithGeiger, multiple locations:

Want to help shape the future of media in an unprecedented and exciting time for our industry?

SmithGeiger LLC is the most innovative and fastest growing market research and consulting firm today. Work face-to-face with the Who’s Who of Tech, Social Media, Mobile, Internet, OTT, Studio, Program Syndication, Cable and Broadcast companies. Provide state of the art research and on-going strategic counsel that produce successful results. You must have extreme creativity, interests in all media platforms, exceptional communication and writing skills, relentless client customization skills, a commitment to excellence, and be a true team player.

CEO Dave Smith calls this the true “Golden Age of Media.” Don’t get stuck in the past. Be part of the team on the cutting edge.

Learn more about us by clicking here:

Email resume and any relevant links to: jobs@smithgeiger.com

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News Director, WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH:

Are you ready to lead a newsroom that is uniquely built for today’s local audience, where two large content teams (broadcast and digital) work side by side to create the market’s best journalism on multiple screens and devices?

WCPO — 9 On Your Side is the Scripps-owned station serving the Cincinnati market and is seeking a creative News Director to lead a team of award-winning journalists. WCPO has a legacy of producing strong, impactful, advocacy journalism and features a strong ‘On Your Side brand, an award winning I-Team investigative unit, and the ‘Don’t Waste Your Money’ consumer series. WCPO Digital is the most progressive TV-powered digital operation in the country, with dozens of veteran multi-platform journalists and a unique membership service offering premium journalism content to subscribers.

WCPO and Scripps have a clear vision about our future. We are committed to building a newsroom that delivers quality journalism with impact and connects to audiences like no TV station has done before. The top candidate will be a visionary collaborator who thinks big, plays to win, and who understands audience trends and can demonstrate growth on key audience metrics.

We need a leader who can take the next step with our on-air product, improving the quality of our story telling and production, and growing the skills and the leadership of our journalists.

Click here to view the full job description and to apply directly for this opportunity.

Visit http://scripps.com/careers to view other opportunities within The E. W. Scripps Company.

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News Director, WAFF-TV, Huntsville, AL:

Ever thought about living in the Rocket City, home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, Redstone Arsenal and one of the largest Research Parks in the country? If your answer is yes, WAFF-TV, the Raycom-owned NBC affiliate in Huntsville, AL just might be the place for you.

News Director Candidates interested in joining WAFF must be aggressive, hands-on news/digital coverage leaders who know how to use every tool available to craft exceptional content. The successful candidate should be an enthusiastic, skilled communicator who leads in the execution of breaking news and weather coverage and lives the FIRST ALERT brand on all screens.

Job responsibilities include managing daily news content, constant recruiting and leadership of news staff, innovating effective ways to help build our digital and social platforms to help grow the overall business, budget administration and strategic planning in collaboration with the General Manager and Marketing Manager. Should have at least five years of broadcast television newsroom management experience including time as a News Director and have proven track record of mentoring/coaching a news staff.

Go to this site to view the full job description and apply directly for this position.

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Director of News, KAUZ/KSWO-TV, Wichita Falls, TX/Lawton, OK:

Raycom Media is looking for a Director of News to lead the largest newsgathering organization in the Texoma region.

We are looking for a news executive ready to lead approximately 80 individuals working in the newsrooms of ABC affiliate KSWO-TV in Lawton, Oklahoma and CBS affiliate KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Our team produces 24/7 news on two websites, four mobile apps and approximately 50 hours of weekly broadcast news. We support two newsrooms now being equipped with state-of-the-art newsgathering and news production systems.

We are looking for an energetic and dynamic leader with a proven track record that includes community engagement, cutting edge journalism and a commitment to excellent weather coverage.

Our Director of News will need to be a solid recruiter, talent coach and mentor. Candidates should have five to seven years of professional experience and previous experience as a local television News Director is definitely preferred. Candidates should also have a degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or a related field.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online. Click HERE to immediately apply.

 

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Wake Up Wisconsin Producer, WAOW-TV, Wausaw, WI:

Do you have a passion for producing? Do you thrive on breaking news? Are you willing to push the envelope? Then WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin wants to hear from you. We are searching for a news producer to join our Wake Up Wisconsin team. Our award winning two-hour program features fresh overnight news, weather, local updates and prepares viewers for the day ahead.

You must be an organized, self-starter who can produce an aggressive and visually appealing daily newscast. If you want to grow your producing skills in a wonderful team environment – this is the perfect place to do it.

We’re looking for a hard-working, creative journalist who can create an experience for viewers, not simply write and organize news copy. If you’re willing to work hard and learn fast, this job is the perfect entry level position at our company. A college degree and at least one year of experience are preferred. This is a Monday-Friday overnight position.

If you think you qualify please send your link, cover letter and resume to:

John Laughrin
News Director
1908 Grand Avenue
Wausau, WI 54403

or via email to jlaughrin@waow.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

WAOW is part of the QNI Broadcast Group, a family owned company with 16 stations (ABC, NBC, FOX, CW) in 8 states.  Throughout QNI, positions are available for candidates with all levels of experience and the advancement you are seeking.  Visit careersatquincy.com for links to all stations and opportunities.
WAOW-TV9 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Dayside Executive Producer, KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO:

KOAA News5 is looking for a leader to join the number one NBC affiliate in beautiful Colorado Springs/Pueblo.

This is the number two job in the newsroom. You will oversee a team of talented, award winning reporters and producers, shaping the style and tone of our news through compelling story telling and delivery.

Responsibilities & qualities:
  • Participate in daily news meetings to determine stories and treatment; steer reporter story
  • direction, content & delivery.
  • Copy edit shows & mentor producers on showcasing, pacing, style & tone.
  • Produce and manage breaking news; Line produce as needed
  • Help maintain the team culture, deal quickly and fairly with conflict & be solutions oriented;
  • work well under pressure
  • Produce staff schedule and long range staff plans
  • Excellent leader and motivator
  • Must be able to manage a large staff

We a looking for 3-5 years producing experience, demonstrated leadership qualities, and an understanding of how to implement brand. If you are the “go to” producer in your shop, this is the next step.

This job comes with competitive pay and benefits at one of the best companies in broadcasting.

We strive to make this THE place to work.

Send your work to EPjob@koaa.com

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Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (listed 12/13/15)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 1/17/16)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 1/24/16)
WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH (new listing this week, see ad above!)
WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI (relisted 1/31/16)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (new listing this week, see ad above!)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted 12/20/15)
WTVM-TV, Columbus, GA (listed 12/6/15)
KRCR-TV, Redding, CA (relisted 12/20/15)
KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA (relisted 1/10/16)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (AM EP, relisted this week)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (Digital EP, listed revised 1/10/16)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (relisted 1/10/16)
KOIN-TV, Portland, OR (Investigative EP, relisted 1/24/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (PM EP, relisted 1/10/16)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (listed 12/20/15)
KSNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV (2 openings, AM & PM, listing revised 12/6/15)
KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, relisted 1/10/16)
KWTV, Oklahoma City, OK (PM EP, listed 12/27/15)
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA (listed 1/31/16)
WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA (AM EP, listed 12/20/15)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (Morning EP, relisted 1/24/16)
KGUN-TV, Tucson, AZ (Morning EP, new listing this week, see ad above!)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, listed 12/13/15)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (Dayside EP, listed 1/24/16, see ad above!)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (relisted 1/17/16)
KRNV-TV, Reno, NV (AM EP, listed 1/24/16)
WPTA-TV, Ft. Wayne, IN (listed 1/3/16)
WAOW-TV, Wausau, WI (relisted 12/13/15)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KOIN-TV, Portland, OR (listed 1/24/16)
WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH (listed 12/13/15)

Obituary:

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A memorial service honoring FORREST CARR will be held later this month in Memphis. More in this Facebook post from his widow, DEBORAH CARR.  Forrest died earlier this week after a battle with cancer that he chronicled on his blog. Forrest was twice a news director in Tucson, as well as in Tampa, Ft. Myers, and Albuquerque. When he left the ND office, he wrote novels and hosted a radio talk show.

If you missed it, Poynter’s AL TOMPKINS offers this tribute to his friend and tells us of his contributions to journalism.

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

Names in the News…and other things:

Sorry to report that two different news operations are shutting down. The MundoMax station in Miami aired its last newscast in late January. And WYIN-TV in Northwest Indiana, operated by Lakeshore Public Media, broadcast its last program Friday night.

Congratulations to former WBIR-TV (Knoxville, TN) ND MARGIE NICHOLS who is retiring after almost eight years as vice chancellor for communications and marketing at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

One time news director (Winston-Salem and Ft. Wayne) KAREN FRANKOLA wrote this essay on being a mentor and the lessons she learned from an important figure in her life.

General Manager News:

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JOAN BARRETT will be the next GM for Tribune’s KDVR/KWGN-TV in Denver. We told you of her appointment earlier this week. She’s spent the past 14 years as GM for KWCH-TV in Wichita but new owners Gray TV told her it wanted ‘new eyes’ at the station. Joan’s a former ND in Wichita and Phoenix, and spent time as a consultant. Here’s the news release from Tribune, and the Denver Post took a moment from its coverage of ‘The Big Game’ to provide this view.

Veteran General Manager ROBERT ROMINE returns to his very first station as GM of KXMB-TV in Bismarck, ND. His complete bio is here.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, February 7, 2016.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KHOU-TV 1945 Allen Parkway Houston TX 77019
WWSB-TV 1477 10th St, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Tampa market)
KING-TV 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle WA 98109
Northwest Cable News, 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
WJZY/WMYT-TV 3501 Performance Road Charlotte, NC 28214
XETV 8253 Ronson Rd. San Diego 92111
KSL-TV 55 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84110 (see ad above!)
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (see ad above!)
WPEC-TV 1100 Fairfield Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33407
WPTV 1100 Banyan Blvd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33401
WAFF-TV 1414 N Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Al 35801 (see ad above!)
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KSBY-TV 1772 Calle Joaquin San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
KBAK-TV1901 Westward Drive Bakersfield, CA 93301
KTVE/KARD-TV 200 Pavilion Rd, West Monroe, LA 71292
KMID/KPEJ-TV 3200 LaForce Boulevard Midland, TX 79711
KAUZ/KSWO-TV 3601 Seymour Highway Wichita Falls, TX 76309 (see ad above!)
KTIV-TV 3135 Floyd Blvd. Sioux City, IA 51108

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January 31, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016 UPDATE:

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A service celebrating the life of the late FORREST CARR will be held in Memphis later this month. That news, as well as the reasons for choosing Memphis, comes in this note from his widow on Facebook.

We told you of Forrest’s passing below.

The exact date and location are TBA.

More details when I have them.

regards,

Rick Gevers

Thursday, February 4, 2016 UPDATE:

A former news director turned general manager has landed a new job, just two weeks after it was announced she was leaving her current post.

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JOAN BARRETT has been named to run Tribune’s KDVR/KWGN-TV, the Fox/CW duopoly in Denver. Joan has spent the last 14 years as GM of Schurz’s KWCH-TV in Wichita, but the soon-to-be-new owners, Gray Television, told her the company felt it was time for ‘new eyes’ at the station.

More details about her new job in this news release from Tribune.  And her complete work history…including two stints as a news director and several years as a consultant…are in her Linkedin page.

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Two other items: there’s still no word on funeral arrangements for former news director FORREST CARR who lost his battle with cancer yesterday.  One of his former station’s KGUN-TV in Tucson posted this story on its website.

I’ll add the arrangements here when I know them.

And RTDNA has extended the deadline to enter the Murrow Awards.  Details in the ad below.

regards,

 

Rick Gevers

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 UDPATE:

Updated with Al Tompkins story below (8:30 PM 2/3/16)

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Forrest Carr

 

I am sorry to report that FORREST CARR died this morning.

Many of you knew Forrest, and many of you followed his battle with cancer on his blog. His last post there was less than two weeks ago.

His wife Deborah posted this on Facebook this morning:

It is with a very heavy heart, that I report that my dear, beloved Forrest Carr passed away early this morning after a valiant battle with cancer.

Forrest loved life, and, in many ways, had a larger-than-life personality. Even at the final moments, he was smiling and sharing his unique brand of humor.

I want to thank you, friends near and far, for your prayers and your kindness to Forrest and I these past difficult months. Forrest made many friends along his life’s journey, and I know he would want me to tell you how much he loved you all.

Peace be with you.

Forrest held news director jobs during his career in Tucson (twice), Tampa, Albuquerque and Ft. Myers. He also worked in San Antonio and Memphis. His full career path is on his Linkedin page here.

NEW:  Poynter’s AL TOMPKINS remembers Forrest in this story.

Forrest left KGUN-TV in Tucson three years ago to work as a novelist and had several books published. Forrest also hosted a radio talk show. He was living in Tucson when he died.

When arrangements are finalized, I will add them here.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

A busy week of news director activity, with THREE new openings and ONE position filled.

Those changes bring our list of open ND jobs to 19.

Of interest (at least to me…I’m easily amused) in that there are THREE cities with TWO open ND positions: West Palm Beach, Huntsville, and Seattle…though the two openings there are both at Tegna’s co-located KING-TV and Northwest Cable News.

We have ads for FOUR of those open news director jobs…among our ELEVEN paid help wanted ads. And there are ads for people of almost every level of experience among the other ads.

As you read on, we’ll also tell you about the death of a legendary Mississippi newsman, some news management moves, a new GM at an Indiana TV station, and a new job for a longtime Indianapolis GM.

Accu-Wx Full until 2-28-16

New News Director Openings:

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KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, UT…after less than two years as ND, CHRIS MOORE has left this NBC affiliate which is owned by Bonneville International. Chris was the Senior EP when he was promoted to news director in May, 2014, and previously worked for many years as the 10:00 PM producer. Before joining KSL, Chris worked as a reporter in Rapid City, SD, and as a producer in Reno.

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WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, FL…congratulations to MIKE McCORMICK who’s being promoted to Regional News Director for station owner Sinclair Broadcasting. Mike told me he’ll remain in West Palm for a while before relocating to corporate headquarters in Maryland. He’s been ND here for two years, has twice been an ND in Jacksonville (different stations) and has been been an ND in Cleveland and Mobile and has worked in Raleigh, Columbus, OH, Knoxville, and Harrisburg, IL.

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WAFF-TV, Huntsville, AL…ADAM HENNING will leave the Raycom owned NBC affiliate in April. He’s been the news director here since the summer of 2009 and has also been an ND in Greenville, NC, Wilmington, NC, and Gainesville, FL. Learn more about this opportunity in the Paid Help Wanted ad below.

And while they are not new openings please note the ads below for news director openings in Cincinnati and the Texoma region.

Newly Named News Director:

WAOW-TV, Wausau, WI…MARK DURHAM will be the next news director for this Quincy owned ABC affiliate. He most recently spent three years as the ND for WVNS-TV in Beckley, WV. Mark’s also worked in Seattle, Denver, Miami, Orlando (three stations), St. Louis, Tucson, and Chattanooga. At WAOW, he’ll replace JOHN LAUGRHIN who told me last fall that he was going to explore new options and leave the station by the end of the year. He actually extended his stay and is still on the job.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH:

Are you ready to lead a newsroom that is uniquely built for today’s local audience, where two large content teams (broadcast and digital) work side by side to create the market’s best journalism on multiple screens and devices?

WCPO — 9 On Your Side is the Scripps-owned station serving the Cincinnati market and is seeking a creative News Director to lead a team of award-winning journalists. WCPO has a legacy of producing strong, impactful, advocacy journalism and features a strong ‘On Your Side brand, an award winning I-Team investigative unit, and the ‘Don’t Waste Your Money’ consumer series. WCPO Digital is the most progressive TV-powered digital operation in the country, with dozens of veteran multi-platform journalists and a unique membership service offering premium journalism content to subscribers.

WCPO and Scripps have a clear vision about our future. We are committed to building a newsroom that delivers quality journalism with impact and connects to audiences like no TV station has done before. The top candidate will be a visionary collaborator who thinks big, plays to win, and who understands audience trends and can demonstrate growth on key audience metrics.

We need a leader who can take the next step with our on-air product, improving the quality of our story telling and production, and growing the skills and the leadership of our journalists.

Click here to view the full job description and to apply directly for this opportunity.

Visit http://scripps.com/careers to view other opportunities within The E. W. Scripps Company.

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News Director, WAFF-TV, Huntsville, AL:

Ever thought about living in the Rocket City, home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, Redstone Arsenal and one of the largest Research Parks in the country? If your answer is yes, WAFF-TV, the Raycom-owned NBC affiliate in Huntsville, AL just might be the place for you.

News Director Candidates interested in joining WAFF must be aggressive, hands-on news/digital coverage leaders who know how to use every tool available to craft exceptional content. The successful candidate should be an enthusiastic, skilled communicator who leads in the execution of breaking news and weather coverage and lives the FIRST ALERT brand on all screens.

Job responsibilities include managing daily news content, constant recruiting and leadership of news staff, innovating effective ways to help build our digital and social platforms to help grow the overall business, budget administration and strategic planning in collaboration with the General Manager and Marketing Manager. Should have at least five years of broadcast television newsroom management experience including time as a News Director and have proven track record of mentoring/coaching a news staff.

Go to this site to view the full job description and apply directly for this position.

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Director of News, KAUZ/KSWO-TV, Wichita Falls, TX/Lawton, OK:

Raycom Media is looking for a Director of News to lead the largest newsgathering organization in the Texoma region.

We are looking for a news executive ready to lead approximately 80 individuals working in the newsrooms of ABC affiliate KSWO-TV in Lawton, Oklahoma and CBS affiliate KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Our team produces 24/7 news on two websites, four mobile apps and approximately 50 hours of weekly broadcast news. We support two newsrooms now being equipped with state-of-the-art newsgathering and news production systems.

We are looking for an energetic and dynamic leader with a proven track record that includes community engagement, cutting edge journalism and a commitment to excellent weather coverage.

Our Director of News will need to be a solid recruiter, talent coach and mentor. Candidates should have five to seven years of professional experience and previous experience as a local television News Director is definitely preferred. Candidates should also have a degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or a related field.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online. Click HERE to immediately apply.

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Assistant News Director, WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI:

CBS-58 News seeks an Assistant News Director ready to take a creative multi-platform driven approach to managing and leading the day to day operation of our newsroom. Must bring a passion for advocacy and enterprise journalism , a desire to win breaking news and a clear understanding of how stories, technology and people come together.

Individual needs 3-5 years of professional journalism experience with at least 3 years in a progressive management capacity with experience managing in a multiplatform environment. Candidate must have excellent news judgment and a clear understanding of journalistic ethics and laws that impact all of our platforms for delivering news to our viewers and users. Must also have high standards for quality work, the ability to problem solve, to communicate and to work well under pressure.

Must have demonstrated strong communication skills and a commitment to serving diverse audiences.

To apply please visit ‘job openings’ on the Inside CBS tab on our website www.cbs58.com

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Wake Up Wisconsin Producer, WAOW-TV, Wausaw, WI:

Do you have a passion for producing? Do you thrive on breaking news? Are you willing to push the envelope? Then WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin wants to hear from you. We are searching for a news producer to join our Wake Up Wisconsin team. Our award winning two-hour program features fresh overnight news, weather, local updates and prepares viewers for the day ahead.

You must be an organized, self-starter who can produce an aggressive and visually appealing daily newscast. If you want to grow your producing skills in a wonderful team environment – this is the perfect place to do it.

We’re looking for a hard-working, creative journalist who can create an experience for viewers, not simply write and organize news copy. If you’re willing to work hard and learn fast, this job is the perfect entry level position at our company. A college degree and at least one year of experience are preferred. This is a Monday-Friday overnight position.

If you think you qualify please send your link, cover letter and resume to:

John Laughrin
News Director
1908 Grand Avenue
Wausau, WI 54403

or via email to jlaughrin@waow.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

WAOW is paWAOW-TV9 is an Equal Opportunity Employerrt of the QNI Broadcast Group, a family owned company with 16 stations (ABC, NBC, FOX, CW) in 8 states. Throughout QNI, positions are available for candidates with all levels of experience and the advancement you are seeking. Visit careersatquincy.com for links to all stations and opportunities.

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Senior Media Consultant, SmithGeiger, multiple locations:

Want to help shape the future of media in an unprecedented and exciting time for our industry?

SmithGeiger LLC is the most innovative and fastest growing market research and consulting firm today. Work face-to-face with the Who’s Who of Tech, Social Media, Mobile, Internet, OTT, Studio, Program Syndication, Cable and Broadcast companies. Provide state of the art research and on-going strategic counsel that produce successful results. You must have extreme creativity, interests in all media platforms, exceptional communication and writing skills, relentless client customization skills, a commitment to excellence, and be a true team player.

CEO Dave Smith calls this the true “Golden Age of Media.” Don’t get stuck in the past. Be part of the team on the cutting edge.

Learn more about us by clicking here:

Email resume and any relevant links to: jobs@smithgeiger.com

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Director of Local Content Development, Nexstar Broadcasting, Irving, TX:

Nexstar Broadcasting Group is seeking an accomplished news manager to help lead local content initiatives across the group. The position of Director of Local Content Development – Midwest will work with our local stations to advance our strong multi-platform approach by providing leadership with our broadcast news products, web and mobile content initiatives, and in social media engagement.

The qualified individual will work closely with the Operations team to build on our Company’s approach to “Local” while working with our Co-Chief Operating Officers and Senior Vice Presidents on projects, brand development and market evaluations. Content is the key to drive “Local” and the development of group wide content initiatives, growing ratings and revenue is essential across all local markets.

At Nexstar, we have a dynamic group that believes in the quality of our local product. We are looking for an experienced news leader to complement our team and contribute to our growing portfolio of stations. Ideal candidate should have at minimum 5 years of News Management experience. Travel is required.

Click here to apply.

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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News Director, KSBY-TV, San Luis Obispo, CA:

Do you want to join a top notch broadcasting organization? Are you ready to work with a strong, dedicated and professional news department? Do you want to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country? If you answered yes to these questions, then KSBY-TV in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California might be the perfect fit for you.

News Director Candidates who look to lead the team at KSBY-TV must have strong news judgment, extensive marketing knowledge and excellent people skills. A successful record of ratings growth, budget maintenance and new media development is a must. You must have proven leadership, hiring and teaching abilities.

Three to five years of News Management is required. Two or more years of News Director or Assistant News Director Experience are preferred.

Competitive compensation/benefits are provided – send resume and salary requirements to:

Kathleen Choal
President & General Manager
KSBY-TV
1772 Calle Joaquin
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Or via email to: kchoal@ksby.com

KSBY Communications is an equal opportunity employer. Pre-employment screening is required including a driving record check and drug screening. Valid California driver license will be required.

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Assistant News Director, KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO:

Scripps-owned NBC affiliate KSHB is looking for a strong leader with a proven track record of success. Our newsroom has won Overall Excellence in the Midwest Regional Emmy competition the past two years. Our investigative work in covering a restaurant explosion two years ago earned us a DuPont Columbia Award.

Our passion for journalism has taken us all across the country, and to Afghanistan, Honduras and Canada. Kansas City is one of the best severe weather markets. We have the tools and the people to lead the market in providing life-saving information at critical moments on all platforms.

Our culture is such that we fight for the privilege to be number-one in the market, and we are climbing. This role is a perfect launching ground to a future News Director role in Scripps. A recent KSHB Assistant News Director left here to become ND in Scripps’ largest market. Our GM is a legend in local and national journalism circles and has mentored successful news managers for decades. We will work as a station and a company to grow your career.

Here are specific areas where your leadership will be used:

  • Oversee investigative team and big story coverage
    Lead team in news/digital collaboration to grow audience
    Work closely with reporters and anchors on enterprising stories, and on-air performance

Click here to view the full job description and to apply directly for this opportunity. Visit this site to view other opportunities within The E. W. Scripps Company.

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Dayside Executive Producer, KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO:

KOAA News5 is looking for a leader to join the number one NBC affiliate in beautiful Colorado Springs/Pueblo.

This is the number two job in the newsroom. You will oversee a team of talented, award winning reporters and producers, shaping the style and tone of our news through compelling story telling and delivery.

Responsibilities & qualities:
  • Participate in daily news meetings to determine stories and treatment; steer reporter story
  • direction, content & delivery.
  • Copy edit shows & mentor producers on showcasing, pacing, style & tone.
  • Produce and manage breaking news; Line produce as needed
  • Help maintain the team culture, deal quickly and fairly with conflict & be solutions oriented;
  • work well under pressure
  • Produce staff schedule and long range staff plans
  • Excellent leader and motivator
  • Must be able to manage a large staff

We a looking for 3-5 years producing experience, demonstrated leadership qualities, and an understanding of how to implement brand. If you are the “go to” producer in your shop, this is the next step.

This job comes with competitive pay and benefits at one of the best companies in broadcasting.

We strive to make this THE place to work.

Send your work to EPjob@koaa.com

EOE

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Morning Executive Producer, KRNV-TV, Reno, NV:

KRNV in Reno, NV, a Sinclair Broadcast Group station has an immediate opening for an energetic and creative Executive Producer to oversee overall morning news content for fairness, balance and accuracy. The ideal candidate will produce daily newscasts and oversee production of newscasts and special programming. You will work closely with the other Producers and Reporters on daily selection and coverage. As a newsroom leader, the expectation is that the Executive Producer will lead by example.
Responsibilities:
  • Produce shows/script reviews
  • Shape a four-hour morning show with an emphasis on what is “new, now and next”
  • Manage and train other Producers
  • Special projects
  • Planning and overseeing continuity into upcoming newscasts
  • Cover Producer shifts as needed
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Four-year degree in journalism or communications preferred and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
  • Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives
  • Great people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating
  • Management/Leadership experience strongly preferred
  • Successful candidate will have had at least 4 years of experience in broadcast journalism as a Producer, or equivalent experience.
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular

If interested in this position, please apply at www.sbgi.net.

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an EEO and a drug free workplace!
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Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (listed 12/13/15)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 1/17/16)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 1/24/16, see ad above!)
WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI (relisted this week, see ad above!)
KWWL-TV, Waterloo/Cedar Rapids, IA (relisted 12/6/15)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted 12/20/15)
WTVM-TV, Columbus, GA (listed 12/6/15)
KRCR-TV, Redding, CA (relisted 12/20/15)
KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA (relisted 1/10/16)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (AM EP, listed 12/6/15)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (Digital EP, listed revised 1/10/16)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (relisted 1/10/16)
KOIN-TV, Portland, OR (Investigative EP, relisted 1/24/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (PM EP, relisted 1/10/16)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (listed 12/20/15)
KSNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV (2 openings, AM & PM, listing revised 12/6/15)
KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, relisted 1/10/16)
KWTV, Oklahoma City, OK (PM EP, listed 12/27/15)
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA (new listing this week)
WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA (AM EP, listed 12/20/15)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (Morning EP, relisted 1/24/16)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, listed 12/13/15)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (Dayside EP, listed 1/24/16, see ad above!)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (relisted 1/17/16)
KRNV-TV, Reno, NV (AM EP, listed 1/24/16, see ad above!)
WPTA-TV, Ft. Wayne, IN (listed 1/3/16)
WAOW-TV, Wausau, WI (relisted 12/13/15)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KOIN-TV, Portland, OR (listed 1/24/16)
WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH (listed 12/13/15)

Obituary:

Case

Case

A memorial service will be held tomorrow (2/1) for legendary Mississippi newsman BERT CASE who died Thursday after a long illness. He would have been 77 yesterday (1/30). He covered news in Mississippi for more than 50 years and served as ND of three different Jackson TV stations. He was remembered by WAPT-TV, WLBT-TV, and WJTV as well as the Jackson Free-Press.

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

Names in the News…and other things:

MEREDITH VELOZ has been named to the newly created position of EP for WNEU-TV, the Telemundo station in Boston. More from Media Moves.

JIM JAKOBS has been promoted to Assistant News Director for KFSN-TV, the ABC o-and-o in Fresno. He’s been an executive producer there.

And the son of a former New York News Director has been sentenced to eight years in prison…for growing 17 marijuana plants. JON PEDITTO is the son of former WNYW-TV News Director JOHN PARSONS PEDITTO.  John was also a co-creator of the syndicated program Hard Copy. More in this story from the NY Post’s “Page Six” column.

General Manager News:

WANE-TV in Ft. Wayne, IN, has a new general manager. 25 year station employee TOM ANTISDEL will run this Media General-soon-to-be-Nexstar CBS affiliate. More details in this memo from Media General’s DEB McDERMOTT.

White

White

JEFF WHITE, who spent 25 years at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, more than nine as GM, has an interesting new job. He’s working with Indianapolis-based VISIONTHREE which creates dynamic and custom interactive experiences. Jeff showed me some of the company’s products last week and they are eye opening. Check out the company’s website here.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, January 31, 2016.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KHOU-TV 1945 Allen Parkway Houston TX 77019
WWSB-TV 1477 10th St, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Tampa market)
KING-TV 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle WA 98109
Northwest Cable News, 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
WJZY/WMYT-TV 3501 Performance Road Charlotte, NC 28214
XETV 8253 Ronson Rd. San Diego 92111
KSL-TV 55 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84110
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (see ad above!)
WPEC-TV 1100 Fairfield Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33407
WPTV 1100 Banyan Blvd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33401
WAFF-TV 1414 N Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Al 35801 (see ad above!)
WZDX-TV 1309 Memorial Parkway NW Huntsville AL 35801
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KSBY-TV 1772 Calle Joaquin San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 (see ad above!)
KBAK-TV1901 Westward Drive Bakersfield, CA 93301
KTVE/KARD-TV 200 Pavilion Rd, West Monroe, LA 71292
KAUZ/KSWO-TV 3601 Seymour Highway Wichita Falls, TX 76309 (see ad above!)
KTIV-TV 3135 Floyd Blvd. Sioux City, IA 51108

* Spanish language station


January 24, 2016

Greetings:

Just ONE new ND opening and ONE new ND in our report this week, but the biggest story may be in some of the ads we have. (By the way, our count of open ND jobs remains at 17.)

ONE of those open ND jobs is advertised in one of the SIX paid help wanted ads this week.

And there’s something for every experience level in our other ads. One is for a Senior Media Consultant at one of the largest consulting firms. And one is for another Director of Local Content Development at one of the largest TV station groups. And there are ads for news managers in a variety of market sizes.

There’s news about THREE general managers, one new, one ousted, and one retiring. Two of the three are former news directors.

And we have a handful of news managers on the move.

All that and more as you read on!

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New News Director Openings:

Bongiorno

Bongiorno

WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH…we told you on Tuesday that ALEX BONGIORNO will leave this Scripps/ABC affiliate at the end of the rating period. Here are the memos from both Alex and General Manager JEFF BROGAN. She’s been ND here since July, 2013, is a former ND in Pittsburgh and Spartanburg, and has also worked in Tampa, Las Vegas and Charleston, SC.

Longtime Cincinnati media watcher JOHN KIESEWETTER offers some perspective. The change means the longest tenured Cincinnati news director will be TIM GERAGHTY at WKRC-TV. He’s only been there since August. STEVE HYVONEN was hired by WXIX-TV in September, while JEFF BENSCOTER was named ND for WLWT-TV earlier this month.

And while it’s not a new opening, please note the paid ad below for the ND opportunity at KSBY-TV in San Luis Obisbo, CA.

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Newly Named News Director:

Barden

Barden

KADN-TV, Lafayette, LA…according to his Linkedin page, DOUG BARDEN is the new news director for this Nexstar owned NBC/FOX startup. He most recently was the ND at KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo, CA. Doug left KSBY in December after 4 1/2 years. He’s also been an ND in Bakersfield and Cheyenne, and has worked in Salt Lake City and Reno.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Senior Media Consultant, SmithGeiger, multiple locations:

Want to help shape the future of media in an unprecedented and exciting time for our industry?

SmithGeiger LLC is the most innovative and fastest growing market research and consulting firm today. Work face-to-face with the Who’s Who of Tech, Social Media, Mobile, Internet, OTT, Studio, Program Syndication, Cable and Broadcast companies. Provide state of the art research and on-going strategic counsel that produce successful results. You must have extreme creativity, interests in all media platforms, exceptional communication and writing skills, relentless client customization skills, a commitment to excellence, and be a true team player.

CEO Dave Smith calls this the true “Golden Age of Media.” Don’t get stuck in the past. Be part of the team on the cutting edge.

Learn more about us by clicking here:

Email resume and any relevant links to: jobs@smithgeiger.com

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Director of Local Content Development, Nexstar Broadcasting, Irving, TX:

Nexstar Broadcasting Group is seeking an accomplished news manager to help lead local content initiatives across the group. The position of Director of Local Content Development – Midwest will work with our local stations to advance our strong multi-platform approach by providing leadership with our broadcast news products, web and mobile content initiatives, and in social media engagement.

The qualified individual will work closely with the Operations team to build on our Company’s approach to “Local” while working with our Co-Chief Operating Officers and Senior Vice Presidents on projects, brand development and market evaluations. Content is the key to drive “Local” and the development of group wide content initiatives, growing ratings and revenue is essential across all local markets.

At Nexstar, we have a dynamic group that believes in the quality of our local product. We are looking for an experienced news leader to complement our team and contribute to our growing portfolio of stations. Ideal candidate should have at minimum 5 years of News Management experience. Travel is required.

Click here to apply.

Nexstar Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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News Director, KSBY-TV, San Luis Obispo, CA:

Do you want to join a top notch broadcasting organization? Are you ready to work with a strong, dedicated and professional news department? Do you want to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country? If you answered yes to these questions, then KSBY-TV in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California might be the perfect fit for you.

News Director Candidates who look to lead the team at KSBY-TV must have strong news judgment, extensive marketing knowledge and excellent people skills. A successful record of ratings growth, budget maintenance and new media development is a must. You must have proven leadership, hiring and teaching abilities.

Three to five years of News Management is required. Two or more years of News Director or Assistant News Director Experience are preferred.

Competitive compensation/benefits are provided – send resume and salary requirements to:

Kathleen Choal
President & General Manager
KSBY-TV
1772 Calle Joaquin
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Or via email to: kchoal@ksby.com

KSBY Communications is an equal opportunity employer. Pre-employment screening is required including a driving record check and drug screening. Valid California driver license will be required.

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Assistant News Director, KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO:

Scripps-owned NBC affiliate KSHB is looking for a strong leader with a proven track record of success. Our newsroom has won Overall Excellence in the Midwest Regional Emmy competition the past two years. Our investigative work in covering a restaurant explosion two years ago earned us a DuPont Columbia Award.

Our passion for journalism has taken us all across the country, and to Afghanistan, Honduras and Canada. Kansas City is one of the best severe weather markets. We have the tools and the people to lead the market in providing life-saving information at critical moments on all platforms.

Our culture is such that we fight for the privilege to be number-one in the market, and we are climbing. This role is a perfect launching ground to a future News Director role in Scripps. A recent KSHB Assistant News Director left here to become ND in Scripps’ largest market. Our GM is a legend in local and national journalism circles and has mentored successful news managers for decades. We will work as a station and a company to grow your career.

Here are specific areas where your leadership will be used:

  • Oversee investigative team and big story coverage
    Lead team in news/digital collaboration to grow audience
    Work closely with reporters and anchors on enterprising stories, and on-air performance

Click here to view the full job description and to apply directly for this opportunity. Visit this site to view other opportunities within The E. W. Scripps Company.

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Dayside Executive Producer, KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO:

KOAA News5 is looking for a leader to join the number one NBC affiliate in beautiful Colorado Springs/Pueblo.

This is the number two job in the newsroom. You will oversee a team of talented, award winning reporters and producers, shaping the style and tone of our news through compelling story telling and delivery.

Responsibilities & qualities:
  • Participate in daily news meetings to determine stories and treatment; steer reporter story
  • direction, content & delivery.
  • Copy edit shows & mentor producers on showcasing, pacing, style & tone.
  • Produce and manage breaking news; Line produce as needed
  • Help maintain the team culture, deal quickly and fairly with conflict & be solutions oriented;
  • work well under pressure
  • Produce staff schedule and long range staff plans
  • Excellent leader and motivator
  • Must be able to manage a large staff

We a looking for 3-5 years producing experience, demonstrated leadership qualities, and an understanding of how to implement brand. If you are the “go to” producer in your shop, this is the next step.

This job comes with competitive pay and benefits at one of the best companies in broadcasting.

We strive to make this THE place to work.

Send your work to EPjob@koaa.com

EOE

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Morning Executive Producer, KRNV-TV, Reno, NV:

KRNV in Reno, NV, a Sinclair Broadcast Group station has an immediate opening for an energetic and creative Executive Producer to oversee overall morning news content for fairness, balance and accuracy. The ideal candidate will produce daily newscasts and oversee production of newscasts and special programming. You will work closely with the other Producers and Reporters on daily selection and coverage. As a newsroom leader, the expectation is that the Executive Producer will lead by example.
Responsibilities:
  • Produce shows/script reviews
  • Shape a four-hour morning show with an emphasis on what is “new, now and next”
  • Manage and train other Producers
  • Special projects
  • Planning and overseeing continuity into upcoming newscasts
  • Cover Producer shifts as needed
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Four-year degree in journalism or communications preferred and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
  • Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives
  • Great people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating
  • Management/Leadership experience strongly preferred
  • Successful candidate will have had at least 4 years of experience in broadcast journalism as a Producer, or equivalent experience.
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular

If interested in this position, please apply at www.sbgi.net.

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an EEO and a drug free workplace!
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Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (listed 12/13/15)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 1/17/16
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted this week, see ad above!)
WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 1/10/16)
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA (listed 1/10/16)
KWWL-TV, Waterloo/Cedar Rapids, IA (relisted 12/6/15)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted 12/20/15)
WTVM-TV, Columbus, GA (listed 12/6/15)
KRCR-TV, Redding, CA (relisted 12/20/15)
KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA (relisted 1/10/16)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

KNTV, San Jose/San Francisco, CA (AM EP, listed 11/1/15)
WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (AM EP, listed 12/6/15)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (Digital EP, listed revised 1/10/16)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (relisted 1/10/16)
KOIN-TV, Portland, OR (Investigative EP, relisted this week)
XETV, San Diego, CA (Supervising Producer Mornings, relisted 11/22/15)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (PM EP, relisted 1/10/16)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (listed 12/20/15)
KSNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV (2 openings, AM & PM, listing revised 12/6/15)
KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, relisted 1/10/16)
KWTV, Oklahoma City, OK (PM EP, listed 12/27/15
WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA (AM EP, listed 12/20/15)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (Morning EP, relisted this week)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, listed 12/13/15)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (Dayside EP, new listing this week, see ad above!)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (relisted 1/17/16)
KRNV-TV, Reno, NV (AM EP, new listing this week, see ad above!)
WPTA-TV, Ft. Wayne, IN (listed 1/3/16)
WAOW-TV, Wausau, WI (relisted 12/13/15)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KOIN-TV, Portland, OR (new listing this week)
WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH (listed 12/13/15)

Obituary:

WENDY ENNIS, who worked at Visnews, Reuters, CBS Newspath, WTSP-TV and Consumer Reports Television before switching to a career in education, died January 27th after a several months long fight with cancer. She would have been 49 next week. Wendy is survived by her spouse, DAWN, and their three children. More in this obituary. Dawn has set up this Go Fund Me account to provide for the children, which is very honest and open about the family situation.

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

Names in the News…and other things:

JUSTIN JOSEPH moves from on-air to management as he becomes Assistant News Director for Tribune’s WTKR-TV in Norfolk. And while that’s a big career change, it’s not as big as when Justin went from a Senior District Attorney in Denver to a reporting job in Cheyenne, WY. After a stop in Omaha, Justin returned to Denver as a reporter at Tribune’s KDVR/KWGN-TV. Here’s his KDVR bio.

10:00 PM Producer JEN HARGRAVE has been promoted to Nightside EP for KWTV in Oklahoma City. She’s also worked in Lawson, and Tulsa.

TREY SCHMALTZ has been promoted to Assistant ND from EP at WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, LA. He’s also worked in Monroe, LA.

General Manager News:

ALBERTO MIER Y TERAN is the new GM for KFMB-TV in San Diego, replacing PAT NEVIN. It’s a return to San Diego and KFMB for Alberto, as you’ll learn in this story from Media Moves.

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Barrett

JOAN BARRETT, the longtime GM of KWCH-TV in Wichita, will leave the station after Gray Television completes its purchase of the CBS affiliate from Schurz. Joan’s been the GM here for almost 14 years and was the ND at KWCH for 18 months before that. She’s a former VP of the Broadcast Image Group, served as ND for KPNX-TV in Phoenix, and has worked in Topeka and Lubbock. Here’s what the station posted.

Smith

Smith

And congratulations to another former news director turned general manager, JAMES SMITH, who’s announced his retirement after 41 years in broadcasting. James has been GM for Raycom’s KSLA-TV in Shreveport for the last ten years, spent six years running WWAY-TV in Wilmington, N.C, before that, and spent almost 20 years as ND/Anchor for KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA. He also worked in Corpus Christi. Here’s the memo James sent to his staff, along with comments from Raycom Group VP SANDY BRELAND.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, January 24, 2016.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KHOU-TV 1945 Allen Parkway Houston TX 77019
KING-TV 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle WA 98109
WWSB-TV 1477 10th St, Sarasota, FL 34236
Northwest Cable News, 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
WJZY/WMYT-TV 3501 Performance Road Charlotte, NC 28214
XETV 8253 Ronson Rd. San Diego 92111
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
WPTV 1100 Banyan Blvd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33401
WZDX-TV 1309 Memorial Parkway NW Huntsville AL 35801
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KSBY-TV 1772 Calle Joaquin San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 (see ad above!)
KBAK-TV1901 Westward Drive Bakersfield, CA 93301
WAOW-TV 1908 Grand Ave. Wausau WI 54403
KTVE/KARD-TV 200 Pavilion Rd, West Monroe, LA 71292
KAUZ-TV 3601 Seymour Highway Wichita Falls, TX 76309
KTIV-TV 3135 Floyd Blvd. Sioux City, IA 51108

* Spanish language station


January 17, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 UPDATE:

Greetings:

A veteran news director will leave her post at the end of February.

Bongiorno

Bongiorno

ALEX BONGIORNO, who’s been the ND for Scripps’ WCPO-TV in Cincinnati since July, 2013, is stepping down. That’s the ABC affiliate.  Click here to read her memo to the newsroom, as well as GM JEFF BROGAN’s email to the station.

Alex is a former ND in Pittsburgh and Spartanburg, SC, and has also worked in Tampa, Las Vegas, and Charleston, SC.

This change means the “Dean” of Cincinnati news directors will be TIM GERAGHTY at WKRC-TV.  He’s been there since August.

STEVE HYVONEN was hired at WXIX-TV in September, while JEFF BENSCOTER was named ND for WLWT-TV two weeks ago today.

We’ll have more on this story…and all the rest of the latest news…in our full newsletter later this week.

regards,

 

Rick Gevers

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Wral LogoThe biggest news of the week did not involve a news director change but an affiliation swap in Raleigh, where WRAL-TV is moving to NBC at the end of February. Current NBC affiliate WNCN-TV will become the CBS affiliate. Our early report incorrectly characterized the move as CBS ‘dumping’ WRAL. GM STEVE HAMMEL tells me that’s NOT the case, saying that the Capitol Broadcasting Company station signed with NBC on Wednesday and notified CBS the next day. Here’s the local newspaper’s take on the change, while WRAL’s news release is here.

Moving to news director changes, there were several this week, with TWO stations hiring new NDs while TWO others are now looking.  Our count of openings remains at 17.

Sadly, we have an update from former ND FORREST CARR on his health, and it is not good. That’s below, in Names in the News. Also, a new Managing Editor in New York, a former three time ND is recovering from open heart surgery with an interesting tale about how his illness was discovered, and we’ll tell you what former news director a CNN anchor chose as the person who most impacted her life.

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New News Director Openings:

Sabato

Sabato

WWSB-TV, Sarasota, FL…STEVE SABATO is transitioning to a new role for this Calkins media owned ABC affiliate, part of the Tampa market. This memo from GM JEFF BENNINGHOFF explains the new job and how it came about. Steve’s been ND here for about four years, and has held news director or general manager jobs in a variety of markets. Click here for his entire background.

Koutsky

Koutsky

WJZY/WMYT-TV, Charlotte, NC…we reported earlier this week that KAREN KOUTSKY has left this FOX o-and-o after just a year as ND. She’d spent the previous 14 years as ND for WGHP-TV in Greensboro-High Point, NC, which was a FOX owned station for part of her time there. (Our report earlier this week said that KAREN ADAMS…who was Koutsky’s GM at WGHP…was the GM at WJYZ. While Adams did hire Karen in Charlotte, she left for another position within Fox a few months later). Karen (Koutsky) has also worked in Atlanta, Toledo, Indianapolis, Wilmington, NC, and Raleigh-Durham.

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Newly Named News Director:

Campagna

Campagna

WSYR-TV, Syracuse , NY…JIM CAMPAGNA has been promoted to News Director for this Nexstar owned ABC affiliate. He’s worked at the station for more than 20 years, and has also worked for WHEN-AM in Syracuse. Jim replaces PHIL RANKIN who left the station last October after just six months as news director. Rankin took a job at KDVR/KWGN-TV in Denver as Digital Content Manager.

Tortora

Tortora

WROC-TV, Rochester, NY…veteran upstate New York newsman JIM TORTORA has been hired as ND for this Nexstar owned CBS affiliate. Jim spent the last 3+ years as VP/News and Station Manager for WGGB-TV in Springfield, MA before leaving that station in March. Before that, he spent 13 years as ND for WSYR-TV in Syracuse and also worked for another station in that market. At WROC, he replaces CONNIE HOWARD who left in November to become an EP for WRC-TV in Washington.

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Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (listed 12/13/15)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (new listing this week)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 11/15/15)
WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 1/10/16, see ad above!)
WTKR-TV, Norfolk, VA (listed 12/20/15)
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA (listed 1/10/16)
KWWL-TV, Waterloo/Cedar Rapids, IA (relisted 12/6/15)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted 12/20/15)
WTVM-TV, Columbus, GA (listed 12/6/15)
KRCR-TV, Redding, CA (relisted 12/20/15)
KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA (relisted 1/10/16)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

KNTV, San Jose/San Francisco, CA (AM EP, listed 11/1/15)
WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (AM EP, listed 12/6/15)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (Digital EP, listed revised 1/10/16)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (relisted 1/10/16)
KOIN-TV, Portland, OR (Investigative EP, listing revised 11/8/15)
XETV, San Diego, CA (Supervising Producer Mornings, relisted 11/22/15)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (PM EP, relisted 1/10/16
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (listed 12/20/15)
KSNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV (2 openings, AM & PM, listing revised 12/6/15)
KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, relisted 1/10/16)
KWTV, Oklahoma City, OK (PM EP, listed 12/27/15
WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA (AM EP, listed 12/20/15)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (Morning EP, listed 11/22/15)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, listed 12/13/15)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (relisted this week)
WPTA-TV, Ft. Wayne, IN (listed 1/3/16)
WAOW-TV, Wausau, WI (relisted 12/13/15)

MANAGING EDITOR:

WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH (listed 12/13/15)

Obituary:

Swanky

Swaney

ANNE SWANEY, an executive producer for Chicago’s WLS-TV, was murdered this week while on vacation in Belize. She was 39 years old. The station reported on her death here.

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Names in the News…and other things:

SAUL ADAMS has returned to WPIX-TV in New York as Managing Editor. He worked there for 12 years before leaving three years ago to be an Executive Producer at WNBC-TV.

CNN anchor CAROL COSTELLO chose a well-known former news director when asked to pick the person who most impacted her life.

Petrovich

Petrovich

Former News Director (Saginaw, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee) turned health care PR guy RON PETROVICH is on the mend after open heart surgery a little over a month ago. Ron details the entire story in this post called The Flu, a Grocery Store Clinic and a Mayo Clinic Nurse May Have Saved My Life.

Finally, I’m sorry to report that in his latest blog, former ND turned author FORREST CARR reports that his health has taken a turn for the worse.

General Manager News:

Suarez

Suarez

JOSE SUAREZ, a former news director in Toledo and San Angelo, TX, and a longtime news executive in South Florida, is the new GM for KVDA-TV in San Antonio, TX. His full resume is on his Linkedin page.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, January 17, 2016.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KHOU-TV 1945 Allen Parkway Houston TX 77019
KING-TV 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle WA 98109
WWSB-TV 1477 10th St, Sarasota, FL 34236
Northwest Cable News, 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
WJZY/WMYT-TV 3501 Performance Road Charlotte, NC 28214
XETV 8253 Ronson Rd. San Diego 92111
WPTV 1100 Banyan Blvd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33401
WZDX-TV 1309 Memorial Parkway NW Huntsville AL 35801
KADN/KLAF-TV 123 Easy St. Lafayette LA 70506
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KSBY-TV 1772 Calle Joaquin San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
KBAK-TV1901 Westward Drive Bakersfield, CA 93301
WAOW-TV 1908 Grand Ave. Wausau WI 54403
KTVE/KARD-TV 200 Pavilion Rd, West Monroe, LA 71292
KAUZ-TV 3601 Seymour Highway Wichita Falls, TX 76309
KTIV-TV 3135 Floyd Blvd. Sioux City, IA 51108

* Spanish language stations