Asst. News Director, AM Executive News Producer, Content Producers

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KLKN, Standard Media’s ABC affiliate in Lincoln, Nebraska’s capital, is looking for an Assistant News Director, a Morning Executive News Producer and a Content Producer.

With more parkland per capita than Austin, Portland and all but a handful of U.S. cities, an extensive (and growing) bike trail network, and a low cost of living, Lincoln is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest.

Assistant News Director

This is a second-level management position in the newsroom and is for qualified, serious journalists only.

This is not an entry level position or a chance to see what a newsroom is like.

This is for the experienced journalist ready to take on a larger role with a growing company.

First and foremost, you must have an innovative spirit ready to mold to the changing landscape of local news.

You bring ideas and solutions every day. We are entering a new era of “Nebraska’s Trusted News Source” and I’m looking for the Clark to my Lewis to explore the possibilities here.

The Assistant News Director will run the day-to-day operations of the news team on broadcast, digital and OTT platforms.

The ideal candidate comes with either a digital, producing or reporting/anchoring background, and can keep everything organized during breaking news as well as help build content on the slow days.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:
• Overseeing the assignment collection and distribution process
• Keep all stories “in brand” with the goals and mission of Channel 8 News
• Organizing severe weather coverage from a multi-platform approach
• Working with reporters and mentoring them to grow while still aggressively covering news with an investigative spirit
• Manage team of producers to have local and locally relevant content in broadcasts
• Organize newsroom schedules
• Oversee long-term planning and beat system.
• Setting and enforcing accountability standards in tandem with the News Director and General Manager
• Posting to the website and social media, and mentoring others to post quality content
• Improving “contacts” system in the newsroom for story ideas and expert analysis
• Manage the editorial meetings for all shifts
• Work with other departments as needed to ensure good communication while respecting ethical lines of coverage
• Assist sports team with coverage of local and travel-required events for High School or Husker sports
• Interview candidates for open positions as needed

You should have a working knowledge of FOIA, Media Ethics, scanners, newsroom computer systems, CMS, social media, and video editing.

This is a smaller market without the small market news.

We keep pretty busy here and there are so many stories to tell.

We have an engaged news community, and you need to be able to handle the calls that come in with a positive attitude and helpful spirit.

You should also be able to talk a source into giving us information without being brash.

You can handle tough talks and think giving one-on-one feedback is vital to success.

Our news team is made up of journalists spanning the past four decades, from an anchor who just celebrated 25 years here to someone who’s starting their career next week.

You should seamlessly be able to work with them all.

If you are interested in this rare opening, send your news philosophy, examples of your work and resume to [email protected].

No phone calls, please.

Please denote how you became aware of this position in your response.

Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


Morning Executive News Producer

KLKN-TV, Nebraska’s Trusted News Source, is looking for a Morning Executive News Producer to pioneer our product on all platforms as we rebuild, re-brand and grow.

You are a journalist at heart, with a storytelling spirit, and organizational skills that shine.

It’s a great first step into management for that go-getter reporter or producer.

You don’t believe broadcast, social or digital is more important as you see how all the puzzle pieces fit together.

We’ve got a lot of work to do, in a great weather market with plenty of news to keep us busy when the storms aren’t hitting, but in your free time you’ll enjoy one of the best cost of living lifestyles in the entire country, with mountains not far away, city life close by, and middle of nowhere an easy escape.

Our news team spans decades of generations and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We all have something to learn from each other.

If you have something you can bring to the team, I’d love to hear about it.

Send an email with news philosophy, resume and any reel you may have to: Jennifer Hardy, News Director, [email protected].

Please denote how you became aware of this position in your response.

Equal Opportunity Employer – all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


Content Producers

You’ll be responsible for stories on our broadcast and digital platforms during specific dayparts.

Looking for journalists first and foremost and great storytellers as a close second.

Ideal candidate has a love of writing and knows how to write for different presentation platforms.

You are a news junkie who always wants to be the first to tell people what’s going on.

You have a love of local storytelling and the technical acumen to bring your words to life on a screen of any size.

Your social media sites are the most popular in your circle and you are always looking for new ways to tell stories, whether it’s to your grandma or little brother.

You are a true team player but can work independently when needed. You’ll be tapped to work on special projects, field producing, podcast producing, and many more adventures during your time here.

No matter what your dream position is, producing is a steppingstone to success into that role.

The producer is the “knows-how-to-do-it-all” position in the newsroom and we are looking for strong producers to strengthen our brand and build a new future of KLKN.

We aren’t opposed to producers doing on air work at our station. We want to explore all your strengths.

College degree in journalism or communications preferred. Please email your resume and reel link to [email protected].

Please denote how you became aware of this position in your response.

Equal Opportunity Employer – all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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