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News Director – WEEK/HOIABC

WEEK, Quincy Media’s successful station in Peoria, Illinois is seeking a veteran, dynamic leader for its news operation. Owning both the NBC and ABC affiliates in the market, WEEK serves Central Illinois with two separate award-winning news operations. 

We need someone able to provide outstanding leadership to train, coach and inspire our journalists to create and deliver great stories in a multi-platform environment. Our next news director must know the importance of delivering on the brand promise and forging a strong connection with our viewers and users to grow ratings.

Responsibilities:

  • Foster a performance culture with an emphasis on winning, excellence and innovation.
  • Communicate the vision and strategy to newsroom and provide the daily direction on major stories, weather events and breaking news. 
  • Ensure ethical, balanced presentation through compliance with Quincy Media policy, FCC policy, federal and state laws, industry standards and our brand promise.
  • Strong recruiter and team builder
  • Prepare and execute annual newsroom financial plan.

Qualifications:

  • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven leadership which empowers others. Ability to resolve conflict quickly and directly.
  • 3-5 years experience in newsroom management.
  • Strategic thinking – can identify market opportunities and capitalize on them.
  • Demonstrated team builder

WEEK is proud to be a Quincy Media station. Learn why our family owned broadcast group has a reputation as one of the best companies to work for in our industry by visiting:  www.quincymediacareers.com. Send your resume to: 

Mark DeSantis
VP/General Manager
WEEK-TV
2907 Springfield Rd.
East Peoria,  Illinois 61611
mdesantis@week.com

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