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News Director

10249

Studio City, CA, US, 91604

Communications/PR
Studio City
Full-Time

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, 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 NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. 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 network.  

 

CBS2 and KCAL9, the CBS News and Stations owned & operated duopoly in the #2 television market in Los Angeles, is searching for a dynamic, inclusive and proven leader who has a history of exhibiting excellent news judgement. The next News Director will lead the news products at CBS2, KCAL, CBS News Los Angeles, cbslosangeles.com (collectively, CBS Los Angeles). 

 

As part of leading CBS News Los Angeles, the News Director will be instrumental in developing a vision and strategies for the newsroom with a primary goal of driving multi-platform audience growth. The right candidate will work with the President and General Manager to establish best-in-class journalism covering the various communities across the greater Los Angeles area. The expectation is that the newsroom is a multi-platform, multi-skilled operation that produces content 24/7.

 

Qualified applicants will have a successful track record of covering breaking news and severe weather. They will also have experience producing investigative, consumer advocacy and enterprise reporting. Someone with experience recruiting, developing, and retaining journalists is also a must! Being a problem solver and creative doer is important. We also are looking for candidates with a history of managing resources in a major-market newsroom.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
-  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 constant 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 optimizing strengths.

-  Understanding of how to work with people from all backgrounds.

-  Familiar with creating and managing newsroom budgets and anticipating major financial challenges changes.


QUALIFICATIONS:
-  BA from a four-year college or university is preferred

-  5 years’ minimum 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. 

 

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. https://www.viacomcbs.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

ViacomCBS 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, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles