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Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.

Assistant News Director\Evening Anchor

Publishing and Broadcasting

News Anchor


Kirksville, Missouri, United States

KTVO in Kirksville, Mo./Ottumwa, Iowa, is seeking an aggressive, energetic and creative Assistant News Director! We are looking for an experienced journalist who knows how to make contacts, generate story ideas and react decisively to breaking news.

You will work closely with the other Producers, Reporters, Anchors and Assignment Editor on daily news coverage. The ideal candidate will also work with the News Director and other managers to establish newsroom goals and work to develop and further the brand of each station's news programs. The Assistant News Director will work individually with members of the news team to set personal goals and evaluate their performance on a regular basis. As a newsroom leader, the expectation is that the Assistant News Director will lead by example.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee newscasts, script reviews of Producers and Reporters for assigned newscasts
  • Aggressively lead breaking news and severe weather coverage
  • Work Closely with News Director to carry out news philosophy and direction
  • Help News Director focus on alerting, protecting and empowering our viewers
  • Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliance
  • Handle scheduling of news staff
  • Oversee Special projects
  • Planning and overseeing continuity into upcoming newscasts
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Four-year degree in journalism or communications preferred
  • Must have a working knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
  • Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives
  • Ability to plan and adjust personnel during breaking news
  • Great people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating
  • Experience with iNews and Xpression a plus
  • Experience as a News Manager preferred
  • Candidates must have strong logistical skills and join in strategic planning
  • The ideal candidate will oversee production of newscasts and special programming for all of our broadcast stations
  • The ideal candidate must be proficient in creative writing, copy editing, enterprising stories and be committed to managing compelling newscasts
  • You must be able to multi-task and have an eye for detail

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