Sinclair Broadcast Group Assistant News Director in Asheville, North Carolina

Assistant News Director

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Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WLOS/WMYA is seeking an experienced, hands-on Assistant News Director with strong leadership and investigative skills. We are looking for someone who loves to dig deeper and uncover the truth. This is a vital role in our newsroom that will oversee our 6pm and 11pm newscasts, as well as head up or four person investigative team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the station's news operations, establishing goals and directing the staff that produces 30+ hours of local news weekly

  • Work closely with News Director to establish news content, philosophy, and direction

  • Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliancy, and subsequently provide feedback to all news staff

  • Assist the News Director with recruiting and hiring for news personnel

  • Work closely with our investigative and advocacy brands to grow and strengthen a key piece of our newsroom strategy

  • Help develop our image on multiple platforms


  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws

  • Must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple hours of daily newscasts on two stations

  • Must have a proven track record of success in building a winning news organization

  • A degree in journalism, broadcast media, or related field is required

  • A minimum of five years' of experience in a news management role is required

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.


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Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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