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CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation's #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O'DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES for Paramount . CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today's digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.
Compensation and Benefits include: Base Salary ($195,000 - $210,000/year depending on experience) and eligibility for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Plan, Life Insurance Coverage, Disability Benefits, Tuition Assistance Program, PTO.
CBS News and Stations is searching for the next news and content leader of its portfolio in Denver. We're looking for a dynamic, inclusive, hardworking leader who has a history of exhibiting excellent news judgement. The next News Director will lead the news products KCNC-TV, CBSN Denver and CBSDenver.com (collectively, CBS Denver).
As part of managing CBSN Denver the ND will be instrumental in developing strategies to drive audience growth. The right candidate will work with the Vice President and General Manager to establish quality journalism covering the various communities throughout Colorado. The right person will own the charge to evolving the newsroom to a multi-platform, multi-skilled operation that produces content 24/7.
Creates 24/7 strategy and direction for news coverage across platforms.
Ability to leverage and apply research leading to audience growth.
Cultivate growth of journalists through feedback, performance management and training.
Works with fellow department heads to improve promotion and monetization of content across platforms.
Ability to delegate and appoint newsroom staff into appropriate roles maximizing strengths.
Understanding of how to work well with people from all backgrounds.
Familiar with managing newsroom budgets and anticipating major financial challenges and changes.
Qualified applicants will have a record of covering breaking news and weather. They will also have experience producing investigative, consumer advocacy and enterprise reporting. Someone with a history of recruiting, developing, and retaining journalists is also a must.
Being a problem solver and creative doer are important. We also are looking for candidates with a history of handling resources in a major newsroom and making smart investments geared toward audience growth.
BA from a four-year college or university is preferred with
5 years' experience in newsroom leadership role, preferably larger market