Director of News and Content

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WTVM NEWS LEADER 9, the ABC affiliate in the Columbus, GA/Auburn, AL market is seeking a Director of News and Content to oversee and manage the daily news product.

WTVM is Gray Television-owned market leader in the Columbus, GA/Auburn, AL market, located on the western Georgia border of the Chattahoochee River. Don’t let our market size of 127 fool you. We cover news in a two state, two time zone market and produce more than 40+ hours of live local news per week.

WTVM produces 7 live daily newscasts of 30+ hours on WTVM (including the market’s only weekend morning news), as well as multiple other live, local newscasts produced under separate Shared Services Agreements with two other stations we operate: WXTX, the FOX affiliate and WLTZ, the NBC affiliate.

Other duties of the Director of News and Content include oversight and management of the WTVM News and Weather apps, and mobile platforms including live streams.

WTVM is the only local station producing live news on weekend mornings. Some of WTVM’s newscasts are simulcast on WLTZ the NBC affiliate, along with original content produced for that station which includes the market’s first and only 4pm newscast. WTVM also produces newscasts for WXTX, the FOX affiliate, at 7pm & 10pm.

All three stations carry content branded as News Leader 9: as in WTVM News Leader 9; News Leader 9 on FOX 54; and News Leader 9 on NBC 38

The Shared Services Agreements with WXTX and WLTZ mean that WTVM provides all station services (including News, Promotion, Marketing, Production and Engineering), except Sales.

Each station retains and runs its own Sales department.

The News Leader 9, Coverage You Can Count On is the successful, dominant, long-time market-leading news brand. That’s why we chose to leverage all the many resources of WTVM News for the benefit of viewers on all three local stations.

The News and Content Director will manage the considerable assets of the News Department including reporters, producers, web producers, photographers, the Assistant News Director, Executive Producer, Assignment Editor and Digital Content Manager.

WTVM, besides being exceptionally well-staffed, is heavily resourced when it comes to news gathering technology.

We use multiple LiveU backpack units, Zixi-enabled live field cameras and multiple live trucks including satellite capabilities.

WTVM is also the local leader when it comes to live streaming and OTT specials, such as our annual Severe Weather Report, live high school graduation ceremonies, live local pro hockey games and high school and college sports specials.

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