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Lubbock Christian University

News Director III

Availability: Oct. 7, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description: The News Director leads and supervises all aspects of news, weather and sports.
*Manages all aspects of the News Department (other than Production)
*Plans and manages staffing, training and performance evaluations for the News Department
*Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
*Develops news coverage strategy for the station and its website
*Critiques newscasts daily to correct errors, improve coverage and provide mentoring feedback to news staff
*Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met
*Ensures achievement of viewer rating goals
*Determines programming and evaluation of equipment needs to produce quality programming
*Responds to coverage questions
*Works with other senior station leaders to establish and reach station goals
*Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements: Requirement and Skills:
*Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
*Fluency in English
*Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
*Minimum five years' experience in news programming production, with at least two years' experience in a leadership role (More of less depending on market size)
*Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
*Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
*Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
*Experience preparing and maintaining departmental budgets
Organization Location: Odessa, TX

Who to contact

Name: Cindy Reed
Phone: 432.617.4549
Address: 1550 W. I-20
Odessa, TX  79763