Assistant News Director


Job Summary/Description:

WAFB-TV is seeking an Assistant News Director.  WAFB-TV, home of some of the highest-rated newscasts in the entire country, has a rare opening on our news management team.  As Assistant News Director, you will help to guide our daily coverage and be a part of our ongoing strategic planning.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Day-to-day management of the newsroom, helping to coordinate coverage on all platforms with a digital-first approach.
  • Assist the News Director with recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training news team.
  • Help research, gather and proof/check news stories for on-air and online.
  • Assist in daily script reviews.
  • Run morning editorial meetings and supervise the story selection process.  Assist with assignments and guide reporters on daily story pitches.
  • Plan special events, promotions, special reports, and other assigned projects.
  • Be willing to learn or possess a broad knowledge of the viewing area, including people, places, things, and history.
  • This is a dayside position but must have the flexibility to work any shift, including nights, weekends, and holidays.


  • Excellent editorial judgement.
  • A winning mentality, with the ability to identify and “own” the days big stories.
  • Able to lead and train news producers to create award-winning newscasts.
  • Able to make quick decisions and handle breaking news calmly and as a team leader.
  • Able to multi-task and oversee news on numerous platforms.
  • Able to fill in in the absence of the News Director, maintaining a positive newsroom culture.
  • Ability to oversee legal and ethical issues in the news-gathering process.
  • 3 or more years in broadcast journalism or equivalent, with an emphasis on candidates with experience as an assistant news director or executive producer.  Bachelor’s degree, or higher, is preferred.
  • Must have the ability to produce a newscast.

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