Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Manager Coverage and Content in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/11/2021

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Job Summary

KIRO 7 is looking for an experienced and innovative news manager to help run the day-to-day editorial coverage for all KIRO 7 News platforms. You’ll make important daily news coverage decisions, decide assignments, and give editorial direction to broadcast and digital platforms.  This role reports to the news director.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Supervises the content center, which includes assignment desk, digital producers, and digital assistants
  • Works with digital producers to meet all analytical goals- day to day and long-term
  • Works with news managers to plan day-to-day editorial coverage for newsroom
  • Works closely with special projects team and creative services on promotable story strategy and generating new content ideas
  • Helps create strategy and distribution plan for content on TV, OTT and all digital platforms
  • Ensures that our content distribution is on target with the research
  • Will help with long-term planning for big events, political coverage and station/community initiatives

 

 

What we look for

  • An innovator who can lead a diverse team in a changing media environment, often under the stress of breaking news
  • Proven news judgement 
  • Must understand and be able to execute on evolving digital platforms
  • Excellent communicator, make proactive communications a priority
  • Takes personal responsibility for mistakes, failures, shortcomings
  • Must be a mentor and effective team leader- willing to give constructive feedback and coaching
  • Must be willing to work long hours, on-call weekends, as needed

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • B.A. Degree in Journalism, Communications, or other field of study preferred
  • 5 or more years management experience.
  • Top 25 DMA News market experience preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • a combination of physical work (standing, walking, lifting and carrying items such as laptop computers, pulling file drawers.
  • Sedentary demands includes document review and computer use, including ability to manipulate fingers to operate computer keyboard and mouse.
  • Expected to work under deadline constraints and meet precise deadlines (including self-imposed deadlines).
  • Routine interruptions and unforeseen assignments are to be expected.

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