Assistant News Director

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WDJT-TV, Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is looking for an Assistant News Director.

We are a family-owned company committed to storytelling in our local communities.

We don’t have corporate must-run stories or mandates.

We have an entrepreneurial spirit and are dedicated to digging deep into what our local viewers want to know about.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including health and welfare benefits, no cost life insurance and in person counseling, generous 401k match, paid time off and relocation assistance!

In this role, you will work closely with the News Director to lead the operations and editorial content of the newsroom.

Must have excellent news judgment and be able to meet deadlines, communicate effectively, adapt quickly and implement change while under pressure.

Mentor producers and reporters, manage scheduling, plan event coverage, update workflows for efficiency, and have a creative approach to breaking and multiplatform news.

Must have a strong news background with experience successfully leading and cultivating a driven, positive culture equally focused on growth and development of team and product, a commitment to serving a diverse audience, and a clear understanding of journalistic ethics and laws.

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for job, if not currently employed by Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is a leader in the media industry with “MeTV,” Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated classic television network, as well as the “Movies!” Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the “DECADES” Network, the “H&I” Network and the “Start TV” Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel’s local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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