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VP, News Director (CBS-KTVT)


Fort Worth, TX, US, 76103

Fort Worth



CBS-KTVT in Fort Worth, seeks an exceptional leader and VP, News Director who will continue to create an inclusive culture that embraces change and innovation. 


As our strategic hands-on executive, your drive and authenticity keeps’ the mission of the newsroom at the highest levels of journalistic integrity throughout the 50+ hours of weekly news and sports programming on our linear channels, and our growing digital footprint across platforms.  If you value being at the center of future success, upholding our commitment to quality journalism, next gen storytelling, and serving our communities, then market 5 is calling your name.  


DFW is the only top 5 market where quality of life can actually-be affordable! Come join our fast-growing amazing team. 



  • Plan long-term strategy for the news department with emphasis of ratings, retention and growth across platforms and screens
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction for day-to-day news coverage, breaking news, special projects, investigative reporting, community journalism, special events coverage and editorial on and our streaming channel: CBS News Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Lead Newsroom management team 
  • Create a diverse, collaborative, and balanced work environment
  • Develop employees through feedback and coaching
  • Recruit on-air talent
  • Work with General Manager and community education partners to create pipeline for future hires
  • Create brand vision, oversee planning and execution for newscast on broadcast and digital platforms
  • Identify opportunities for modernization, innovation, and next-generation storytelling
  • Work collaboratively with other station leaders for production efforts on all CBS DFW specials and tent pole events
  • Develop and maintain newsroom budget and expense management
  • Ensure a balanced and ethical presentation of news in accordance with CBS policies and standards


Preferred Education, Experience, and Certification Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field preferred
  • Prior experience as a News Director for a television station or network team preferred
  • Proven experience leading a local news organization
  • The ability to effectively lead and manage in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic decision making
  • A participative leadership approach that fosters collaboration and innovation
  • Ability to recognize, create and communicate priorities, strategies, market opportunities and challenges to drive growth and performance improvement
  • Experience managing budgeting processes and strategic planning
  • Legal understanding of FCC rules and regulations
  • Must be a strong leader with the ability to manage all aspects of the newsroom


CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division. 


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


At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas