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News Director

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:07:08 PM CST   Updated On: Apr 20 2015 01:51:53 PM CDT

KION News Channel 5, located in beautiful Monterey County, California, is seeking an extraordinary leader to head a growing news team. We were acquired by News-Press & Gazette Company in December 2013, and are making huge capital investments to build a dominant local news organization.

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

Quality and innovation drives our success and we're eager to have a leader join us on this quest.  We are growing, innovating and positioning our team to dominate the market.  Looking for long-term players who love the quality of life on the California Coast and who will be proud to call the Central Coast home.  Minimum five years of television news management experience.  A combination of experience and/or education may also be considered.  

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.  The News Director is expected to work closely with other Department Heads.  

Applicants should be prepared to discuss:  

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

If you want to be a part of our success, please send your resume and cover letter, along with your news philosophy, and indicate your referral source to: Kristy Santiago, KION-TV, 1550 Moffett Street Salinas, CA 93905 or email to  KION-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Position is closed when filled.