KTVA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska is seeking a dynamic news director to lead a team of experience broadcast and digital journalists. The ideal candidate has a vision for optimizing content across digital platforms, and driving viewers to our morning and evening broadcasts.
We’re looking for an experienced news manager to implement strategies to set our newscasts apart through dynamic storytelling, enterprise journalist and effective promotion. The preferred candidate inspires constant innovation, fosters buy in from staff on the station’s brand, and enforces consistency of newsroom performance with a commitment to increase viewership.
The winning candidate must pay attention to detail and foster a creative environment while holding our journalist to the highest standards, all while effective manager the newsroom budget and overtime.
KTVA offers a large market look and feel with the quality of life of a small market. We are owned and operated by Alaska’s largest telecom provider, with remote capability unsurpassed anywhere in the country, allowing us to cover the largest geographic area in America.
Manager all aspects of KTVA’s broadcast and digital news operations.
Recruit, train and coach a superior news staff, providing consistent feedback.
Set news department budget with GM, and manage efficiently.
Work closely with Promotions Department to establish and ensure brand consistency
Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, communications or related field preferred. Master’s Degree in the appropriate field highly valued. A combination of relevant work experience and/or education sufficient to perform the duties may be substituted for the degree on a year-for-year basis.
Seven (7) years’ experience at a media organization in a leadership role such as a News Director, Assistant News Director or similar, including five years in a managerial role with proven experience building and leading strong teams.