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ViacomCBS WBZ-TV News Director in Boston, Massachusetts

REF#: 36965

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Boston, MA

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

Searching for the right candidate to lead the strategic mission of the newsroom, while ensuring the highest levels of journalistic integrity throughout 35+ hours of weekly news and sports programming on WBZ-TV, WSBK-TV and CBSBoston.com.

  • As part of senior management team, contribute to strategy planning for the television station

  • Plan long term strategy for news department, ratings retention and growth.

  • Provide strategic and tactical direction for day to day news coverage, breaking news, special projects, investigative reporting, special event coverage and editorial on cbsboston.com

  • Lead brand vision, planning and execution for newscasts on broadcast and on our digital platforms including our OTT 24/7 local news platform CBSN Boston

  • Lead Newsroom management team

  • Recruit on air talent

  • Negotiate personal service and union contracts

  • Nurture employees through constant feedback and coaching

  • Lead production efforts for all live WBZ-TV Specials and Tent Pole events

  • Oversee evaluation and performance appraisal process for employees

  • Develop and maintain newsroom budget, and expense management

  • Ensure a balanced and ethical presentation of news in accordance with CBS policies and standards

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated Leadership, Strategic Decision Making and Results oriented

  • Strong Organizational Skills

  • Market Reseach Skills

  • Excellent people management, leadership and coaching skills

  • Ability to multi task in a dynamic, content driven, technology intensive environment

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