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News Director

logo Location:  Salinas CA
Control #:  110424T

KION News Channel 5, located in beautiful Monterey County, California, is seeking an extraordinary journalist to lead a growing news team. In addition to CBS we produce news daily on CW and Telemundo.

Our News Director will be a visionary coach who understands how to produce compelling and distinctive content on all multi-media platforms. Must have proven skillset to maximize content and customer engagement on digital and social media platforms. Must demonstrate a passion for the product with strong oversight and consistent communication and feedback.

The successful candidate will be called upon to provide strategic direction for daily news coverage as well as working closely with the General Manager on long-range planning, special news coverage and station projects.

Applicants should be prepared to discuss:

  • Previous experience
  • Creative approaches to building and innovating news brand
  • Digital and social strategies
  • Effective use of social media in a broadcast environment
  • Previous experience managing financial, technical and people resources

    KION was acquired by News-Press & Gazette Company in December 2013, and has recently made significant capital investments to build a strong local news organization.

    Candidate must pass a drug test and background check. A valid driver’s license is required.

    Please apply online by submitting brief cover letter that includes resume, and source of referral to: (go to “About” tab, then Jobs). Posted 9/10/20.

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