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Director News


Denver, CO, US, 80203


CBS Television Stations consists of 28 CBS-owned stations in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as the stations’ digital properties. The portfolio of stations includes 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.

The station group’s properties also include CBSN Local, a joint initiative with CBS Interactive that features direct-to-consumer streaming news services in the markets where the Company has local news organizations. CBS Television Stations’ premium local content is also distributed to consumers by the group’s websites and mobile applications.


Compensation and Benefits include: Base Salary ($195,000 - $210,000/year depending on experience) and eligibility for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Plan, Life Insurance Coverage, Disability Benefits, Tuition Assistance Program, PTO.


CBS News and Stations is searching for the next news and content leader of its portfolio in Denver. We’re looking for a dynamic, inclusive, hardworking leader who has a history of exhibiting excellent news judgement. The next News Director will lead the news products KCNC-TV, CBSN Denver and CBSDenver.com (collectively, CBS Denver).
As part of managing CBSN Denver the ND will be instrumental in developing strategies to drive audience growth. The right candidate will work with the Vice President and General Manager to establish quality journalism covering the various communities throughout Colorado. The right person will own the charge to evolving the newsroom to a multi-platform, multi-skilled operation that produces content 24/7.


Creates 24/7 strategy and direction for news coverage across platforms.
Ability to leverage and apply research leading to audience growth.
Cultivate growth of journalists through feedback, performance management and training.
Works with fellow department heads to improve promotion and monetization of content across platforms.
Ability to delegate and appoint newsroom staff into appropriate roles maximizing strengths.
Understanding of how to work well with people from all backgrounds.
Familiar with managing newsroom budgets and anticipating major financial challenges and changes.

Qualified applicants will have a record of covering breaking news and weather. They will also have experience producing investigative, consumer advocacy and enterprise reporting. Someone with a history of recruiting, developing, and retaining journalists is also a must.
Being a problem solver and creative doer are important. We also are looking for candidates with a history of handling resources in a major newsroom and making smart investments geared toward audience growth.


BA from a four-year college or university is preferred with
5 + years’ experience in newsroom leadership role, preferably larger market


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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Nearest Major Market: Denver