May 29, 2017

Greetings:

We’re delayed due to the holiday and a lot of news this week, but as is our custom in this space, we pay tribute to the winner of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.

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Takuma Sato (photo taken May 26 at Carb Day).

On to business:

How low can it go? We speak, of course, of the number of open news director positions, which drops to just 13 after THREE new news directors were named. And again, I’m not aware of NO new openings.

ONE of those open news director jobs is among our SEVEN paid help wanted ads.

Be sure to check out out Names in the News. In addition to a handful of news management moves, we have links to some articles I think you’ll find interesting.

And, sadly, we have FOUR obituaries, including one for an Illinois news director who spent 37 years at his station.

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Newly Named News Directors: 

Dickens

Dickens

WBND-TV, South Bend, IN…KELLEY DICKENS gets her first news director position as she is promoted at this Weigel Broadcasting owned ABC affiliate. Here’s the news release with more details. She returned to the station as Assistant ND in 2014: she’d been a producer there in 2011-2012. Kelley’s also worked in Norfolk, Flint, and Detroit. She succeeds AARON RAMEY who was promoted to GM earlier this year after six years as ND.

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WDAM-TV, Hattiesburg, MS…congratulations to GALEAN STEWART who also takes her first news director job via a corporate promotion with Raycom Media. She’s been the executive producer for the company’s WLBT-TV in Jackson, MS for the past 2+ years and worked at the FOX affiliate in Jackson for more than 12 years. Galean replaces NICK ORTEGO who left the station earlier this month after 3 years as ND and 14 years at the station.

WPBI-TV, Lafayette, IN…is a new television operation in this Indiana city which hired CHRIS MORISSE VIZZA as its news director. She’s a market veteran who spent 15 years at WLFI-TV in Lafayette, including ten as news director. WPBI will operate both FOX and NBC affiliates.

And please check out the paid help wanted ad below for the opportunity at KWTX-TV in Waco, TX.

New News Director Openings:

Once again, there are no new news director openings that I know of. If you know of something I’ve missed, please let me know via email: rick@rickgevers.com

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Senior Producer, KRIV-TV, Houston, TX:

Fox 26 KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX is seeking a Senior Producer to join our morning news team. This candidate will be responsible for oversight of the daily production of multiple newscasts. Key responsibilities and duties include, the final product on all news and information platforms being used during the assigned work shift. Make editorial decisions and/or changes in the control room while the newscast is on the air. Supervise and oversee the associate producers assigned to the shift. Assign writing ideas to Associate Producers. Edit Associate Producer scripts and provide feedback. Attend and participate in department meetings. Provide suggestions for news related stories and participate in post-production critiques. Thorough knowledge of social media and how to manage social media engagement. Must possess a superior command of grammar and broadcast news-writing style. Must have exceptional editorial judgment; strong writing, copy editing, and video editing skills. Must be innovative, finding new ways to present information in a creative and compelling manner. Must be able to work under pressure and strict deadlines. Ideal candidate must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews and AVID search, video editing and graphics programs. Must be able to solve problems and make decisions. Must be flexible and able to handle pressure and meet deadlines.

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field required. Minimum of 5 years’ experience producing on a local or national news broadcast, management experience preferred.

To apply, click here:

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

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Managing Editor WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC:

WRAL-TV is looking for a seasoned manager to supervise daily news coverage that stands out locally, regionally, and nationally. You will be responsible for ensuring WRAL owns breaking news, enterprises stories, excels at special projects, and effectively serves communities across a 23-county viewing area. That will entail superior coordination of crews, resources, and assignments with a can-do attitude. You must have a multimedia mindset and successfully apply evolving strategies for disseminating content. Exceptional leadership, communication, and planning skills are essential. Outstanding news judgment is critical. You are a self-starter who can carry out a wide variety of tasks simultaneously. You must generate a never-ending list of interesting story ideas, assist in story development and script approvals and effectively interact with other departments, divisions, vendors, stringers, contacts, sources, viewers, readers, etc. Coming up with ideas to improve news-gathering and newsroom operations will be expected on a regular basis. At least eight years of previous television news experience and three years of management experience are preferred. A four-year college degree is required.

All candidates must apply online by clicking here.

EOE M/F All Capitol Broadcasting Company properties are tobacco free.
Capitol Broadcasting Company participates in E-Verify.

It is the policy of the company to be fair and impartial in all relations with employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, age, sex, military status, national origin, physical/mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law.

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Executive Producer, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA:

WSLS 10, the Graham Media Group, Inc. owned / NBC affiliated station in Roanoke, VA is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and results oriented Executive Producer to join our News Team.

The ideal candidate will oversee production of all newscasts and will work closely with anchors, reporters and producers on day-to-day and special project coverage.

The Roanoke Valley is home to over 300,000 residents and is located between the beautiful Blue Ridge and Allegheny Highland mountains in southwest Virginia. The area boasts endless outdoor activities as well as a mix of arts, culture, and events. And Roanoke is only a short drive to major cities and beaches along the east coast.

If you want to work hard, and play hard, here’s your opportunity.

Please apply by clicking here.

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Senior Executive Producer, WKOW-TV, Madison, WI:

Energized by new and innovative ways to present news content?

If you want to expand your creative influence beyond a single newscast, our Senior Executive Producer position at WKOW-TV in Madison, Wisconsin is for you. We want a strong newsroom leader with a creative flair for style and presentation. The leading candidate will have a strong producing background, know how to inspire and will find ways to improve our product by creating meaningful and memorable moments in newscasts. Madison, Wisconsin is a very competitive news market and it’s consistently rated one of the best places to live in the Midwest.

Proven creativity with in-studio presentation, newsroom technology (LIVE U., Drone, GoPro, etc.) and graphics presentation will make you a top candidate. A strong eye for video and a desire to create something that helps the viewer “feel” the story is a top skill for our next EP.

If you have a desire to win every day, we want to talk with you. Three years of strong news producing and writing experience as well as sound editorial and ethical judgment is required. Management experience is a plus. Come work with a dynamic and growing newsroom just named “Station of the Year” by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

WKOW is part of Quincy Media, Inc., a family owned company.

If you have the drive to succeed, send your reel, writing samples, a resume and something surprising that will set you apart to:

Ed Reams
News Director
WKOW – TV
5727 Tokay Blvd.
Madison, WI 53719
ereams@wkow.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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News Director, KWTX-TV, Waco, TX:

KWTX-TV, News 10, Central Texas’ most-watched news station is seeking an experienced News Director for its award winning staff. The experienced candidate will lead development of content for KWTX (CBS), The CW-12 Central Texas (News at 9), and a market-leading group of social platforms.

KWTX-TV is the current “Service to America” station as awarded by the National Association of Broadcasters and honored with four Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2017. The station was named as Outstanding Station for 2016 by the Texas AP Broadcasters, in addition to receiving 30 other awards for excellence in journalism from the organization. KWTX also won two Lone Star EMMY awards in 2016 and was recently nominated for four-regional EMMA awards by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The qualified candidate should possess the skills to successfully lead an experienced, dedicated staff of journalists who seek to raise the bar of integrity. Our current news director is transferring within the company.

If you are self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and want to become the next member of our successful team, we want to hear from you! Please click here for full posting and to submit your resume for consideration.

For more information, please contact Mike Wright at mike.wright@kwtx.com.

KWTX-TV, an operating company of Gray Television, is an equal opportunity employer.
Offers contingent upon satisfactory completion of the application process, which includes a pre-employment drug screen and MVR check.
Gray Television participates in E-Verify.
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Executive Producer, WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY:

WIVB News 4 and CW 23 serve Western New York with the region’s best local news, the area’s most dependable forecast, and up-to-the -minute Breaking News coverage, on air, on WIVB.com and the News 4 Smart Phone app. With nine and-a-half hours of local news weekdays, News 4 surpasses all other Buffalo TV stations in its commitment to live news, and with WIVB.com, News 4 reaches three-quarters of a million unique users every month.

News 4 is seeking a top Executive Producer who loves to live news! A qualified applicant will be an experienced Executive Producer or Special Projects Producer or the best producer in your shop, who is a great writer and wants to help lead a team of the some of the strongest news people in the business.

You must be able to explain and sustain our news vision. Some additional job requirements include; knowledge of graphics-use to enhance the value to our audience, know how to showcase a newscast and the ability to lead and enhance the performance of producers, reporters and anchors.

The ideal candidate will understand, use and be able to teach the value of social media and digital content. Great judgment and ethics along with the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule will contribute to your success in this position.

Education/Experience: a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, TV/film or the equivalent and at least 5 years experience in television or radio broadcast/production.

Click here to apply online.

EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED

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Assistant News Director, KSNT/KTKA-TV/KTMJ-TV, Topeka, KS:

Are you a show doctor? Like to coach new producers and reporters to success? Want to lead a team to the top?

Check out this exciting opportunity to join a thriving company and station in the heart of the country. A perfect job for a producer or reporter looking to enter management, or a small market manager looking to take the next step.

We produce 35 hours of news a week on the local NBC, ABC and FOX stations, and we’re looking for a hands on manager with an aggressive style to help drive the ship.

The successful candidate will lead, train, supervise and motivate news employees. Must have excellent news judgment and have a thorough understanding of digital and social media. Passion for breaking news, strong organizational skills and solid leadership skills are a must.

Responsibilities:

– Manage content delivery on multiple platforms
– Work closely with news director to lead philosophy and direction
– Review daily newscasts to ensure quality and provide feedback to all staff

Requirements:

– Understanding of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
– Ability to manage multiple hours of newscasts on multiple stations
– Excellent communication skills
– Strong writing and storytelling skills
– Ability to work in stressful situations
– Journalism degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in local TV news

Apply online at ksnt.com/jobs and send application materials to Jesse Fray, news director, at jfray@ksnt.com.

KSNT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KMGH-TV, Denver, CO (new listing this week)
WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 4/2/17)
KJRH-TV, Tulsa, OK (relisted 4/9/17)
WICS-TV, Springfield, IL (new listing this week)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (relisted 4/30/17)
KSNT-TV, Topeka, KS (relisted 5/21/17, see ad above!)
KPLC-TV, Lake Charles, LA (listed 5/14/17)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Senior AM Producer, listed 4/16/17)
KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO (AM EP, listing revised 4/2/17)
WTVD-TV, Raleigh/Durham, NC: (listed 5/14/17)
WBAL-TV, Baltimore, MD (new listing this week)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (listing revised 3/26/17)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (AM EP, relisted 4/9/17)
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, relisted 3/19/17)
WBRC-TV, Birmingham, AL (listed 3/26/17)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (Digital EP, listing modified 4/16/17)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (listed 5/21/17, see ad above!)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (AM EP, listed 4/30/17)
WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA (new listing this week, see ad above!)
WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (PM EP, listed 4/23/17)
WCSC-TV, Charleston, SC (relisted 5/14/17)
WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL (relisted 4/23/17)

MANAGING EDITOR:

WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC (new listing this week, see ad above!)

Obituaries:

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Longtime Champaign, IL, news director DAVE SHAUL died May 22 at the age of 75. He spent 37 years at WCIA-TV, where he also anchored and mentored dozens of people. He’s remembered in this story and in this lengthy tribute that aired on his former station, which includes comments from the man he replaced as ND at WCIA, PAUL DAVIS.

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TRIPP FROLICHSTEIN died Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 66. Tripp spent more than eleven years at KMOX-TV (now KMOV) in St. Louis, rising to Assistant ND before beginning his own PR firm in 1986. You’ll learn in this article that he always counseled clients to never say ‘no comment’.

Cancer also claimed one-time Winston-Salem News Director DICK CREED. He was 83. He also worked as an editor and columnist at the Winston-Salem Journal. More here.

Finally, BOB WALSH, a longtime NBC executive who once served as GM for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, died April 23 at 88 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was Grant Tinker’s right hand man during the “Must See TV’ heyday at NBC.

Names in the News:

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James

MIKE JAMES stepped down Friday after almost 19 years as the surly editor® of Newsblues. The site, of course, will continue under the new ownership of former ND RICK ILER. Mike graciously granted me permission to share his last edition with you. He looks at the history of Newsblues and the stunning changes in the business he chronicled over that time.

Best wishes in your retirement, Mike.

While there is always a lot of attention to the content of the cable morning news programs, Poynter’s JAMES WARREN looks at what America is REALLY watching in the morning. And you’ll probably like what he found.

EVERYTHING you ever wanted or needed to know about America’s news directors is contained in this report from my friend of long-standing (sounds better than calling him old!) BOB PAPPER. You’ll learn ages, tenure, race, and even the most common names for news directors. It’s all part of RTDNA’s annual survey of newsrooms.

A number of stations named new Executive Producers this week.

WFLA-TV in Tampa hired SEAN FLANAGAN who had been the Assistant ND for KMGH-TV in Denver.

In Cleveland, WEWS-TV lured PETE GOMEZ north from Cincinnati where he worked for WLWT-TV.

And KLAS-TV in Las Vegas filled a long-vacant opening by hiring JUSTIN HOPKINS who earlier in his career worked for another Las Vegas station. He’s also produced in Seattle and most recently worked as a writer for KCPQ-TV there and taught middle school.

DAVE CUPP, who spent 26 years as an ND and anchor in Charlottesville, VA and later taught at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has moved to Texas. He shared more of his plans in this note.

General Manager News and Notes:

Two changes in Nashville:

TRACEY ROGERS returns as GM of WKRN-TV. As you’ll learn here, she’s worked there (and at two other Nashville stations), and has been an ND and GM in several different markets.

Meanwhile, DOREEN WADE announced her pending retirement as GM for Meredith’s WSMV-TV in Nashville. She’s been GM there six years and is a former President of Freedom Broadcasting.

CHRIS WAY returns to Las Vegas as GM of Scripps’ KTNV there. He’s been the GM of KMTV in Omaha but earlier worked at another Las Vegas station.

Bodley

Bodley

One time news director RENAI BODLEY has been named GM for KPCW-FM, the NPR radio station in Park City, UT. Renai was ND for KSTU-TV, the FOX affiliate in Salt Lake City for 15 years before stepping aside last year.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Monday, May 29, 2017.

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

WUSA-TV 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016
WDAF-TV 3030 Summit St. Kansas City MO 64108
KVUE-TV 3201 Steck Avenue, Austin, TX 78757
WJAR-TV 23 Kenney Dr, Cranston, RI 02920
WNYT-TV 715 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12204
KWTX-TV 6700 American Plaza, Waco, TX 76712 (see ad above)
WCTI-TV 225 Glenburnie Drive New Bern, NC 28560
KLFY-TV 1808 Eraste Landry Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506
KERO-TV 321 21st St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
WSAW-TV, 1114 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403
KBJR-TV 246 South Lake Ave. Duluth MN 55802
KTVA-TV 1001 Northway Drive St. 202. Anchorage, AK
KRTV P.O. Box 2989, Great Falls, Montana, 59403


May 21, 2017

Greetings:

We’re down to just 15 open news director positions, following a week in which FOUR positions were filled and just ONE opened up.

And if you’re asking, that’s about as low a number that I can recall in 21+ years of keeping track.

ONE of those open ND jobs is among our SIX paid help wanted ads this week.

We also welcome The Kneeland Project back to these pages with an ad for an upcoming seminar. That’s just below.

We now have details on arrangements for GARY HANSON, whose death from cancer we told you about on Thursday. That’s below.

Also below, a new GM at a San Francisco o-and-o, details about the future of one of my daily reads, Newsblues, an intriguing look at how a major metropolitan daily is succeeding with its digital products, a new Assistant ND in Alaska, and some very familiar names have new jobs both in and out of TV.

Finally, a shameless personal note.

I still have two tickets left for next Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. It’s the 101st running of this great event and should be a terrific time. The seats are in the Tower Terrace (behind the pits along the front straight, Section 48, row BB).

They’re $115 each. If you’re interested please let me know ASAP.

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Do you know of someone who deserves a little Kneeland?

(Hint: it might be you.)

The Kneeland Project is accepting applications now for their September 6-9, 2017 session in Austin, Texas. Applications are due Friday 6/16/17 and are available by clicking here.

Thanks to Kneeland’s generous funders, this opportunity is nearly free for 18 selected news managers. The Kneeland Project pays for all tuition costs as well as hotel and several meals. Participants cover only their transportation and a few meals — Kneeland takes care of the rest.

In addition to tackling core Kneeland subjects like ethical leadership, time-saving strategies and results-driven digital ideas, we are covering race, religion and election coverage in our September session. You can’t miss this opportunity.

In a recent survey of Kneeland Fellows, 100% reported they still regularly use lessons learned at Kneeland, believe that time spent at Kneeland improved their career and said they have recommended Kneeland to a friend or colleague.

The Kneeland Project is an intensive program unlike any other. It’s practical. It’s highly interactive. It produces long-lasting results.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Only 18 journalists will be selected for this program. Apply today!

Newly Named News Directors: 

Blandford

Blandford

WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH…LONI BLANDFORD transfers within Nexstar to become ND for this ABC affiliate. Here’s the note from GM JOE ABOUZEID. She’s spent the past 3+ years at another Nexstar station, WISH-TV in Indianapolis as Managing Editor and (first) EP/Investigations. She’s also worked in Las Vegas, Nashville and Greenville, SC. This vacancy was created when DENISE ECK left to become ND for WSMV-TV in Nashville.

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Hedrick

KWQC-TV, Davenport, IA…STEPHANIE HEDRICK heads east to become ND for this Gray TV owned NBC affiliate. She’s spent the last four years as the ND for Gray’s KOLN-TV in Lincoln. She has family reasons to move as you’ll learn in her online bio. She’s also worked in Waco and also taught English in Bangkok, Thailand! Stephanie replaces RICH KURZ who left earlier this year (after three years as ND) for the ND job at KOIN-TV in Portland, OR.

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KOLN-TV, Lincoln, NE…MIKEL LAUBER moves within Gray as he has been named ND for this CBS affiliate. Mikel tells me the move gets him closer to family. He’s been the ND for Gray’s KWTX-TV in Waco for the past three years, and earlier spent three years as ND for the company’s WSAW-TV in Wausau, WI, where he also anchored. He replaces STEPHANIE HEDRICK who ironically also came from KWTV where she had been an EP. Stephanie spent four years as ND here before moving to KWQC-TV, as noted above.

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KVAL/KMTR-TV, Eugene, OR…BERT RUDMAN returns to the lower 48 as the news director for this Sinclair operation. Bert spent the past four years as the ND for KTVA-TV in Anchorage. He began his career as an anchor and reporter before moving behind the camera, first as a producer in Atlanta and then as a producer for CBS, ABC, and ESPN. In Eugene, he succeeds LARRY JOHNSON who was the ND here for three years before leaving in February.

New News Director Openings:

KWTX-TV, Waco, TX…as noted above, MIKEL LAUBER is leaving this Gray TV owned CBS affiliate to become ND for Gray’s KOLN-TV in Lincoln, NE. You can learn more about this opportunity in the Paid Help Wanted ad below.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, KWTX-TV, Waco, TX:

KWTX-TV, News 10, Central Texas’ most-watched news station is seeking an experienced News Director for its award winning staff. The experienced candidate will lead development of content for KWTX (CBS), The CW-12 Central Texas (News at 9), and a market-leading group of social platforms.

KWTX-TV is the current “Service to America” station as awarded by the National Association of Broadcasters and honored with four Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2017. The station was named as Outstanding Station for 2016 by the Texas AP Broadcasters, in addition to receiving 30 other awards for excellence in journalism from the organization. KWTX also won two Lone Star EMMY awards in 2016 and was recently nominated for four-regional EMMA awards by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The qualified candidate should possess the skills to successfully lead an experienced, dedicated staff of journalists who seek to raise the bar of integrity. Our current news director is transferring within the company.

If you are self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and want to become the next member of our successful team, we want to hear from you! Please click here for full posting and to submit your resume for consideration.

For more information, please contact Mike Wright at mike.wright@kwtx.com.

KWTX-TV, an operating company of Gray Television, is an equal opportunity employer.
Offers contingent upon satisfactory completion of the application process, which includes a pre-employment drug screen and MVR check.
Gray Television participates in E-Verify.
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Executive Producer, WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY:

WIVB News 4 and CW 23 serve Western New York with the region’s best local news, the area’s most dependable forecast, and up-to-the -minute Breaking News coverage, on air, on WIVB.com and the News 4 Smart Phone app. With nine and-a-half hours of local news weekdays, News 4 surpasses all other Buffalo TV stations in its commitment to live news, and with WIVB.com, News 4 reaches three-quarters of a million unique users every month.

News 4 is seeking a top Executive Producer who loves to live news! A qualified applicant will be an experienced Executive Producer or Special Projects Producer or the best producer in your shop, who is a great writer and wants to help lead a team of the some of the strongest news people in the business.

You must be able to explain and sustain our news vision. Some additional job requirements include; knowledge of graphics-use to enhance the value to our audience, know how to showcase a newscast and the ability to lead and enhance the performance of producers, reporters and anchors.

The ideal candidate will understand, use and be able to teach the value of social media and digital content. Great judgment and ethics along with the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule will contribute to your success in this position.

Education/Experience: a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, TV/film or the equivalent and at least 5 years experience in television or radio broadcast/production.

Click here to apply online.

EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED

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Assistant News Director, KSNT/KTKA-TV/KTMJ-TV, Topeka, KS:

Are you a show doctor? Like to coach new producers and reporters to success? Want to lead a team to the top?

Check out this exciting opportunity to join a thriving company and station in the heart of the country. A perfect job for a producer or reporter looking to enter management, or a small market manager looking to take the next step.

We produce 35 hours of news a week on the local NBC, ABC and FOX stations, and we’re looking for a hands on manager with an aggressive style to help drive the ship.

The successful candidate will lead, train, supervise and motivate news employees. Must have excellent news judgment and have a thorough understanding of digital and social media. Passion for breaking news, strong organizational skills and solid leadership skills are a must.

Responsibilities:

– Manage content delivery on multiple platforms
– Work closely with news director to lead philosophy and direction
– Review daily newscasts to ensure quality and provide feedback to all staff

Requirements:

– Understanding of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
– Ability to manage multiple hours of newscasts on multiple stations
– Excellent communication skills
– Strong writing and storytelling skills
– Ability to work in stressful situations
– Journalism degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in local TV news

Apply online at ksnt.com/jobs and send application materials to Jesse Fray, news director, at jfray@ksnt.com.

KSNT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Executive Producer, WTVD-TV, Raleigh/Durham, NC:

WTVD/ABC 11 News, the ABC Owned Television station in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina has an immediate opening for an Executive Producer to join the ABC11 News team. We are seeking an experienced Manager with superior news judgment and dynamic news producing experience. The Executive Producer manages daily newscasts and content in conjunction with other news managers. The ideal candidate must have a keen understanding of multi-platform strategy and have a track record of breaking news success stories. This person will excel by executing big-picture goals while focusing on the details with daily content coverage. We are looking for a proven leader with excellent communication and collaboration skills.

College degree and five years previous management experience preferred.

DUTIES:

Supervise Newscast Producers
Provide consistent feedback to Producers by setting goals and tracking progress
Inspire Producers in the development of compelling newscast production and story-telling.
Contribute strategic content ideas in editorial meeting
Collaborate with Assignment Editors and Digital Producers on multi-platform breaking news coverage
Work with the Audience Development team on newscast promotion across all platforms.
Copy edit scripts
Manage Producer Schedules

Please log onto www.disneycareers.com and search for (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER); create a candidate profile, and upload your resume and cover letter.

ABC11 is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED

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Newscast Producer, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC:

Would you like to work for a news operation with a commitment to excellence and a long track record of success? WRAL, the dominant television station in the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville market, is seeking a strong news producer to craft, write and oversee compelling, visually interesting and fast-paced newscasts. During the newscast, this person is responsible for timing stories, weather, and sports to ensure the newscast ends on time; coordinating breaking news stories; and leading the production crew in the control room to make sure the newscast is executed cleanly on the air. We’re looking for a person with outstanding leadership and communication skills, proven writing ability, a vision for graphics, and a passion for memorable, creative newscasts. If you are a strong decision-maker capable of managing multiple live shots, writing compelling copy and producing top-notch newscasts, this is the job for you.

Two years of television news producing experience, a four-year college degree, and a pre-employment drug screening are required. WRAL is locally owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, a stable, community-oriented company that offers some of the best benefits in the business. All candidates must apply online by clicking here.

EOE M/F. All Capitol Broadcasting Company properties are tobacco free.
Capitol Broadcasting Company participates in E-Verify.

It is the policy of the company to be fair and impartial in all relations with employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, age, sex, military status, national origin, physical/mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law.

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News Director/Executive Producer, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS:

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas seeks an accomplished and innovative journalist to be the next news director/executive producer of the School’s award-winning newscast and online content.

The successful applicant will have multi-platform journalism experience and have the knowledge, skills, and passion to help students prepare a daily TV newscast, support student-generated broadcast and web site content, and teach undergraduate courses. Successful candidates should have the ability to teach in areas such as media writing, multimedia reporting, digital media, visual communication, and advanced media courses. The successful applicant must be organized, energetic and innovative, and work effectively with students and others.

This full-time, 12 month position is non-tenure track and will be 50% managing the newsroom and newscasts and 50% teaching undergraduate courses.

Review of applications begins on June 10, 2017 and continues as needed throughout the posting period to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Salary & Benefits: Competitive and based upon experience

For More Information: journalismsearch@ku.edu

Click here to apply:

KU is an EO/AAE, full policy here.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 4/2/17)
KJRH-TV, Tulsa, OK (relisted 4/9/17)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (relisted 4/30/17)
KSNT-TV, Topeka, KS (relisted this week, see ad above!)
KPLC-TV, Lake Charles, LA (listed 5/14/17)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Senior AM Producer, listed 4/16/17)
WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL (PM EP, listing revised 4/16/17)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 4/2/17)
KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO (AM EP, listing revised 4/2/17)
WTVD-TV, Raleigh/Durham, NC: (listed 5/14/17, see ad above!)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (listing revised 3/26/17)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (AM EP, relisted 4/9/17)
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, relisted 3/19/17)
WBRC-TV, Birmingham, AL (listed 3/26/17)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (Digital EP, listing modified 4/16/17)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (new listing this week, see ad above!)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (AM EP, listed 4/30/17)
WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (PM EP, listed 4/23/17)
WCSC-TV, Charleston, SC (relisted 5/14/17)
WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL (relisted 4/23/17)

Obituary:

Hanson

Hanson

Funeral services for longtime educator, former news director, and past RTNDA chairman GARY HANSON will be held this week in Kent, OH. Details of the visitation, service, and suggestions for memorial contributions are contained in this tribute.

As you know from my note earlier this week, Gary died this week after a seven year battle with cancer. He was 66.

Gary was a news director in North Dakota and Youngstown, OH (where I first got to know him 33 years ago). He spent 13 years as ND for WKBN-TV before turning to teaching at Kent State, where he worked with his wife LuETT.

You’ll want to watch the video on Gary and his cancer battle featured at the end of this story.

Names in the News:

Iler

Iler

The possible demise of Newsblues (much like that of MARK TWAIN) has been greatly exaggerated. While it’s true that founder/surly editor MIKE JAMES is retiring, former ND RICK ILER is buying Newsblues and will continue its daily subversive look (his words, not mine) at our business. All the details in this news release. We wish Mike, a fellow racing fan, a long and happy retirement.

The New York Times has an interesting look at how its competitor, The Washington Post, has found success in the evolving digital world.

ALEXIS FERNANDEZ joins KTUU-TV in Anchorage as Assistant ND. She’s a native Alaskan who most recently worked as an Anchor/Reporter at KTVA-TV in Anchorage. She’s also worked in Fairbanks and Tucson, AZ.

We have updates on new jobs for a number of former news directors and general mangers.

JIM PRATHER, longtime GM at KTNV-TV in Las Vegas and a former news director, is now consulting the Las Vegas Review Journal. Jim tells me he is leading strategic development for the daily newspaper’s on-line video platform.

LEE ROSENTHAL, a former ND in San Francisco, Boston, and Indianapolis, has joined Franklin Templeton Investments in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s leading a global team in the creation of engaging digital marketing content with a focus on video, podcasts and webinars.

DAVID REESE, former ND for KMIR-TV in Palm Springs, returns to Los Angeles as the Assistant ND for KTTV, the FOX o-and-o-there. The move reunites him with ND KRIS KNUTSEN: they worked together at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.

General Manager News and Notes:

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Walsh

KEVIN WALSH moves south from CBS o-and-o KOVR/KMAX-TV in Sacramento to become VP/GM of the company’s KPIX-TV in San Francisco. He’s been the GM in Sacramento for more than eight years and held sales positions at the duopoly before that. Here’s the memo to KOVR/KMAX staff and the news release from CBS.

TRACEY ROGERS is leaving her gig as GM for WMC-TV, the Raycom Media owned station in Memphis, for a new opportunity. She’s a former ND at WMC who left for three years to serve as GM of sister Raycom station KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, AR, before returning to Memphis 3+ years ago.

No official word yet on where she’s headed, but there have been numerous online reports suggesting she’s headed to WKRN-TV in Nashville, where an all-staff meeting has been called for 2:00 tomorrow. As MIKE JAMES of Newsblues likes to say: “Probably just a coincidence.”

We’ll have more next week.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, May 21, 2017.

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

WUSA-TV 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016
WDAF-TV 3030 Summit St. Kansas City MO 64108
KVUE-TV 3201 Steck Avenue, Austin, TX 78757
WJAR-TV 23 Kenney Dr, Cranston, RI 02920
WNYT-TV 715 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12204
KWTX-TV 6700 American Plaza, Waco, TX 76712
WBND-TV 53550 Generations Drive, South Bend, IN 46635
WCTI-TV 225 Glenburnie Drive New Bern, NC 28560
KLFY-TV 1808 Eraste Landry Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506
KERO-TV 321 21st St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
WSAW-TV, 1114 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403
KBJR-TV 246 South Lake Ave. Duluth MN 55802
KTVA-TV 1001 Northway Drive St. 202. Anchorage, AK
WDAM-TV 2362 US-11, Moselle, MS 39459
KRTV P.O. Box 2989, Great Falls, Montana, 59403


May 14, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017 UPDATE:

Gary Hanson

I’m saddened to tell you that GARY HANSON died yesterday after a seven year battle with cancer.  He was 66.

During his career, Gary was a news director, RTNDA chair, and longtime educator at Kent State.

Our friendship goes back more than 30 years. He was the news director at the CBS affiliate in Youngstown when I was at the CBS affiliate in Toledo.  Gary nominated me when I ran for the RTNDA Board of Directors, and I returned the favor when he ran for chair.

More details about his life and many accomplishments are in this release from Kent State, where he taught for years.

Our sympathy to his wife and teaching colleague LuETT HANSON.

We’ll have more details on arrangements in our full newsletter later this weekend.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

I hope you had a pleasant Mothers’ Day.

And I’m guessing it was a pleasant weekend for the TWO new news directors we’ll tell you about. And to my knowledge, there are NO newly opened ND jobs.

Our count of open news director positions now stands at 17.
ONE of those open ND jobs is listed among our FOUR Paid Help Wanted ads.

In Names in the News, we’ll tell you about a news manager on the move, offer a link to a New York Times story about Sinclair Broadcasting’s ‘must-runs’, and another link to a Columbia Journalism Review story on local news that focuses on a Florida market. We’ll also tell about new ventures for two former news directors.

Finally, apologies to NICK ORTEGO who name I misspelled in reporting his departure from WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg.
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Newly Named News Directors: 

Harrell

Harrell

WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI…KENT HARRELL returns to Wisconsin as the next news director for this Weigel Broadcasting owned CBS affiliate. (Earlier in his career Kent was an ND in Green Bay). Here’s the news release. Kent has been the ND for WICS-TV in Springfield, IL for the past 2+ years. He’s also been an ND in Rockford, IL. At WDJT, he replaces TRACY DAVIS who left in April to become the Assistant ND for WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Tracy spent 2 years as ND here and four years at the station.

Truett

Truett 

WICS/WRSP-TV, Springfield, IL…MIKE TRUETT returns to Central Illinois as news director for this Sinclair owned ABC affiliate (which operates Fox affiliate WRSP). GM RICK LIPPS sent this note to the staff. Mike’s a former ND in Champaign, IL, and is currently the Assistant ND for sister-Sinclair station WPMI-TV in Mobile. He’s also worked for two stations in Memphis and served in the Peace Corps. As we told you above, he’s replacing KENT HARRELL.

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New News Director Openings:

I’m not aware of any new openings but did want to call your attention to the new help wanted ad just below for the ND opening at WDTN-TV in Dayton (as well as an ad for an ND job at the University of Kansas.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH:

WDTN and Dayton’s CW are looking for our next great News Director.

The NBC and CW duopoly in Dayton, OH is a true multiplatform news operation where the News Director is a leader, planner, and trainer. We are looking for an experienced news manager who knows how to think strategically and execute plans that result in high quality journalism, as well as ratings success. Willingness to work positively with other station leaders to achieve station-wide goals is a must.

Dayton, known as the Birthplace of Aviation, is Ohio’s fourth largest metropolitan area, located at the crossroads of America. Its features include world-class parks and bike trails, arts and culture, and a very low cost of living.

If you think you are the next energetic and enthusiastic leader of our newsroom, please apply by clicking here.

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Executive Producer, WTVD-TV, Raleigh/Durham, NC:

WTVD/ABC 11 News, the ABC Owned Television station in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina has an immediate opening for an Executive Producer to join the ABC11 News team. We are seeking an experienced Manager with superior news judgment and dynamic news producing experience. The Executive Producer manages daily newscasts and content in conjunction with other news managers. The ideal candidate must have a keen understanding of multi-platform strategy and have a track record of breaking news success stories. This person will excel by executing big-picture goals while focusing on the details with daily content coverage. We are looking for a proven leader with excellent communication and collaboration skills.

College degree and five years previous management experience preferred.

DUTIES:

Supervise Newscast Producers
Provide consistent feedback to Producers by setting goals and tracking progress
Inspire Producers in the development of compelling newscast production and story-telling.
Contribute strategic content ideas in editorial meeting
Collaborate with Assignment Editors and Digital Producers on multi-platform breaking news coverage
Work with the Audience Development team on newscast promotion across all platforms.
Copy edit scripts
Manage Producer Schedules

Please log onto www.disneycareers.com and search for (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER); create a candidate profile, and upload your resume and cover letter.

ABC11 is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED

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Newscast Producer, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC:

Would you like to work for a news operation with a commitment to excellence and a long track record of success? WRAL, the dominant television station in the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville market, is seeking a strong news producer to craft, write and oversee compelling, visually interesting and fast-paced newscasts. During the newscast, this person is responsible for timing stories, weather, and sports to ensure the newscast ends on time; coordinating breaking news stories; and leading the production crew in the control room to make sure the newscast is executed cleanly on the air. We’re looking for a person with outstanding leadership and communication skills, proven writing ability, a vision for graphics, and a passion for memorable, creative newscasts. If you are a strong decision-maker capable of managing multiple live shots, writing compelling copy and producing top-notch newscasts, this is the job for you.

Two years of television news producing experience, a four-year college degree, and a pre-employment drug screening are required. WRAL is locally owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, a stable, community-oriented company that offers some of the best benefits in the business. All candidates must apply online by clicking here.

EOE M/F. All Capitol Broadcasting Company properties are tobacco free.
Capitol Broadcasting Company participates in E-Verify.

It is the policy of the company to be fair and impartial in all relations with employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, age, sex, military status, national origin, physical/mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law.

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News Director/Executive Producer, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS:

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas seeks an accomplished and innovative journalist to be the next news director/executive producer of the School’s award-winning newscast and online content.

The successful applicant will have multi-platform journalism experience and have the knowledge, skills, and passion to help students prepare a daily TV newscast, support student-generated broadcast and web site content, and teach undergraduate courses. Successful candidates should have the ability to teach in areas such as media writing, multimedia reporting, digital media, visual communication, and advanced media courses. The successful applicant must be organized, energetic and innovative, and work effectively with students and others.

This full-time, 12 month position is non-tenure track and will be 50% managing the newsroom and newscasts and 50% teaching undergraduate courses.

Review of applications begins on June 10, 2017 and continues as needed throughout the posting period to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Salary & Benefits: Competitive and based upon experience

For More Information: journalismsearch@ku.edu

Click here to apply:

KU is an EO/AAE, full policy here.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 4/2/17)
KJRH-TV, Tulsa, OK (relisted 4/9/17)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (relisted 4/30/17)
KSNT-TV, Topeka, KS (listed 3/26/17)
KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AK (relisted 4/23/17)
KPLC-TV, Lake Charles, LA (new listing this week)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Senior AM Producer, listed 4/16/17)
WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL (PM EP, listing revised 4/16/17)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 4/2/17)
KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO (AM EP, listing revised 4/2/17)
WTVD-TV, Raleigh/Durham, NC: (new listing this week, see ad above!)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (listing revised 3/26/17)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (AM EP, relisted 4/9/17)
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, relisted 3/19/17)
WBRC-TV, Birmingham, AL (listed 3/26/17)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (Digital EP, listing modified 4/16/17)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (AM EP, listed 4/30/17)
WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (PM EP, listed 4/23/17)
WCSC-TV, Charleston, SC (relisted this week)
WPTA-TV, Ft. Wayne, IN (listed 3/12/17)
WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL (relisted 4/23/17)

Names in the News:

DEREK ROWLES has been promoted to Assistant Content Director for WTVD-TV in Raleigh/Durham. He had been an EP there. The station is looking for his replacement as detailed in the paid help wanted ad above.

The New York Times offered this front page story Saturday about the ‘must-run’ stories Sinclair Broadcasting sends to its stations.

The Columbia Journalism Review examines local news in one Florida market in this story. Caution: it uses a word (or two or three) you probably wouldn’t say to your mother, but only in describing a story that some of the local stations covered.

The Society of Professional Journalist announced its Sigma Delta Chi award winners this week. The entire list is here.

MARK TONEY, who spent 12 years at SmithGeiger and is a former news director in Chicago, Miami, Oklahoma City and Richmond, has launched Luce Media. What, you ask, is Luce Media? Details here.

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Chriesman

Old friend WILLIE CHRIESMAN has also launched a new venture. Willie’s a former ND in Birmingham and also worked in Detroit, Boston, Washington, Denver and Atlanta. His new site covers the food scene in the area. Learn more in this story.

General Manager News and Notes:

No news this week…if you know of any moves, please let me know.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, May 14, 2017.

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

WUSA-TV 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016
WDAF-TV 3030 Summit St. Kansas City MO 64108
KVUE-TV 3201 Steck Avenue, Austin, TX 78757
WJAR-TV 23 Kenney Dr, Cranston, RI 02920
WNYT-TV 715 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12204
WDTN-TV 4595 S. Dixie Drive Moraine, Ohio 45439
WBND-TV 53550 Generations Drive, South Bend, IN 46635
WCTI-TV 225 Glenburnie Drive New Bern, NC 28560
KWQC-TV 805 Brady St, Davenport, IA 52803
KVAL/KMTR-TV 4575 Blanton Rd, Eugene, OR 97405
KLFY-TV 1808 Eraste Landry Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506
KERO-TV 321 21st St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
WSAW-TV, 1114 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403
KBJR-TV 246 South Lake Ave. Duluth MN 55802
KTVA-TV 1001 Northway Drive St. 202. Anchorage, AK
WDAM-TV 2362 US-11, Moselle, MS 39459
KRTV P.O. Box 2989, Great Falls, Montana, 59403


May 7, 2017

Greetings:

Another busy week with lots of news.

There are TWO new news directors in our report, and THREE new openings. And as we saw last week, TWO of those openings were created by people moving to bigger and better jobs.

That leaves just 19 stations with open news director positions.

Also this week, ONE paid help wanted ad, TWO new GMs, TWO former news directors who are retiring from post-ND jobs, and THREE obituaries.

All that and more below.
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New News Director Openings:

KLFY-TV, Lafayette, LA…in the first of two ND openings created by promotions, KYLE BRINKMAN is off to Charleston, SC, as ND for another Nexstar station, WCBD-TV. Details below. He’s been ND here since October, 2014.

KERO-TV, Bakersfield, CA…LEEZA (GLAZIER) STARKS moves up within Scripps to become ND at KGUN-TV in Tucson. She’s been ND for this ABC affiliate since January, 2016. More on her new job below.

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Ortego

WDAM-TV, Hattiesburg, MS…NICK ORTEGO has left this Raycom Media owned station after three years as ND and 14 at the station. Nick started at WDAM as a reporter in 2003, moved to evening weathercaster in 2007, and held that job until he became news director in 2014.

Newly Named News Directors: 

Starks

Starks

KGUN-TV, Tucson, AZ…we told you above that LEEZA (GLAZIER) STARKS will be the next ND for this Scripps owned ABC affiliate. She joined the company last year as ND for its Bakersfield, CA, station, KERO-TV. She’s also been an ND in Charleston-Huntington, WV, where she began as the morning weather person, and has worked in Fresno, Columbus, OH, Jacksonville, FL, Shreveport, and Alexandria, LA. At KGUN, she replaces TOM BURKE who left the station last month after almost four years as ND.

Brinkman

Brinkman

WCBD-TV, Charleston, SC…we also told you above about KYLE BRINKMAN‘s move from Lafayette, LA, to this sister-Nexstar owned NBC affiliate. Kyle tells me the move gets him closer to family on the east coast. He’s also been an ND in Pensacola and Chattanooga, and has worked in Baltimore, Norfolk, Memphis, Columbus, OH and Huntsville, AL. He replaces BRYAN LUHN who left last November (after 2 1/2 years as ND) and is now the Senior EP for KRIV-TV in Houston.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Morning Executive Producer, KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS:

Are you a medium to large market “now” producer, with a hungry rundown, full of urgent and impactful news, ready to take the next step into management?

Are you a small market EP that dreams big, and wishes you had the tools and the team to really showcase strong enterprise and great storytelling every day?

Do you excel at winning breaking news and weather coverage EVERY SINGLE DAY?

If so, KWCH-TV in Wichita has the perfect opportunity for you. We are searching for a morning Executive Producer to lead a team that produces a 4.5 hour morning newscast that stands out as best in the market.

You should live and breathe digital and thrive at integrating it into your shows. You should be inspired to be a strong leader and creative teacher that helps to create and instill a positive learning and working culture in the mornings.

6+ years of news producing experience required. Prior experience as a news manager or Executive Producer is beneficial.

KWCH-TV is a great place to work. We offer a fantastic salary and benefits package in a community where the cost of living is relatively low.

Join the #1-rated news station in Kansas and be a part of the Gray Television family!

Click here to apply, and send your resume and reel to bgregory@kwch.com

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 4/2/17)
KJRH-TV, Tulsa, OK (relisted 4/9/17)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (relisted 4/30/17)
KSNT-TV, Topeka, KS (listed 3/26/17)
KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AK (relisted 4/23/17)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Senior AM Producer, listed 4/16/17)
WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL (PM EP, listing revised 4/16/17)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 4/2/17)
KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO (AM EP, listing revised 4/2/17)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (listing revised 3/26/17)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (AM EP, relisted 4/9/17)
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, relisted 3/19/17)
WBRC-TV, Birmingham, AL (listed 3/26/17)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (Digital EP, listing modified 4/16/17)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (AM EP, listed 4/30/17, see ad above!)
WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (PM EP, listed 4/23/17)
WCSC-TV, Charleston, SC (listed 3/12/17)
WPTA-TV, Ft. Wayne, IN (listed 3/12/17)
WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL (relisted 4/23/17)

ASSISTANT CONTENT DIRECTOR:

WTVD-TV, Raleigh/Durham, NC (listed 3/26/17)

Situations Wanted:

We still offer this free ad for anyone looking for work. Just email me your copy (150 words maximum) a link (if you have one) and a photo (if you want). Happy to run it as a service for those out of work.

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Doughty

This week, meet JAMES DOUGHTY:

It is in my humble opinion that being a TV News manager is one of the most challenging jobs in the world today; however, it can also be one of the most rewarding positions. I believe whole-heartedly that a fair, calm and understanding newsroom manager is essential to provide the organization stability, consistency, and care.

My greatest strengths include inspiring and motivating others to perform at their own individual levels and at a level that will only bring positive attention to the newsroom. I have a strong passion for helping others and will strive to make sure everyone associated with the news organization remains responsible, hard-working, and successful.

Click here to see my resume, Linkedin link, and contact information.

Obituaries:

DON DUNWELL, former news director and anchor for KTVH-TV in Helena, MT, died last week of kidney cancer. He was 82. More here.

WXIA-TV’s BIRNUR RICHARDSON died last weekend, also of cancer. She worked as a writer and producer for that NBC affiliate for more than 30 years. The station remembered her here.

Finally, NORMAN HATCH died at the age of 92. He was a Marine Corps cinematographer who won an Academy Award for his footage of a World War II battle. And he was a regular attendee at RTDNA conventions in the 60’s and 70’s. This Washington Post obituary tells the tale of a very interesting life.

Names in the News:

Curtis

Curtis

Onetime WDHN-TV News Director (and more recently, Senior Reporter for WTVY-TV in Dothan, AL) KEN CURTIS is retiring. He spent 50 years working in television news.

SUE BERNARD spent 20 years as an anchor and ND for WAGM-TV in Presque Isle, ME, before moving to Northern Maine Community College. She was Dean of Development and College Relations for the past five years, and is retiring next month.

General Manager News and Notes:

CHRIS WAYLAND takes over as GM for Tribune’s WPIX-TV in New York from a corporate role at Tribune. He replaces GREG EASTERLY who returns to his old job as SVP/Group Operations for Tribune Broadcasting. It’s all explained here.

JIM LUTTON is retiring as GM of Sinclair’s WWMT-TV in the Kalamazoo-Grand Rapids-Battle Creek market, a job he’s held for more than 10 years. He’ll be replaces by the station’s sales director, FRED CORBUS.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, May 7, 2017.

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

WUSA-TV 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016
WDAF-TV 3030 Summit St. Kansas City MO 64108
WDJT-TV 809 South 60th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53214
KVUE-TV 3201 Steck Avenue, Austin, TX 78757
WJAR-TV 23 Kenney Dr, Cranston, RI 02920
WNYT-TV 715 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12204
WDTN-TV 4595 S. Dixie Drive Moraine, Ohio 45439
WBND-TV 53550 Generations Drive, South Bend, IN 46635
WICS-TV 2680 East Cook St. Springfield, IL 62703
WCTI-TV 225 Glenburnie Drive New Bern, NC 28560
KWQC-TV 805 Brady St, Davenport, IA 52803
KVAL/KMTR-TV 4575 Blanton Rd, Eugene, OR 97405
KLFY-TV 1808 Eraste Landry Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506
KERO-TV 321 21st St, Bakersfield, CA 93301

WSAW-TV, 1114 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403
KBJR-TV 246 South Lake Ave. Duluth MN 55802
KTVA-TV 1001 Northway Drive St. 202. Anchorage, AK
WDAM-TV 2362 US-11, Moselle, MS 39459
KRTV P.O. Box 2989, Great Falls, Montana, 59403