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

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Manager of Coverage and Content is also responsible for supervising the planning of major events coverage, elections, political debates, and annual station events like the KIRO 7 4th of July Fireworks broadcast or Seafair Parade. The right applicant will be a proficient planner with strong news judgment who understands the logistics involved in juggling multiple news crews.   Ideally, this person will have experience planning major coverage on all platforms.  We’re looking someone who can spot great enterprise content and help distribute that content to all of our platforms.  We need someone who can communicate a clear strategy to a team and hold direct reports accountable once standards are set. Strong management and organizational skills are a must. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred with at least 5 years management experience in a television newsroom.    

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Newscast & Brand Management – 90%

  • Responsible for supervising the planning of major events.
  • Plans day-to-day content on all platforms. 
  • Works closely with the Assistant News Director on a promotable story strategy.
  • Distributes content on TV, OTT and all digital platforms.
  • Supervises the assignment desk and digital team.
  • Ensures that our content distribution is on target with the research

Administrative – 10%   

  • The Manager of Coverage and Content leads and manages assignment editors and our digital team.
  • Assists in establishing schedules, goal setting, and employee relations.  

 

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Must be a quick leading innovator who can lead a team in a changing media environment
  • Must understand and be able to execute on evolving digital platforms
  • Must be a good teacher and leader

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • B.A. Degree in Journalism, Communications, or other field of study preferred
  • 5 or more years of newsroom experience required with prior management experience.
  • Major market experience preferred

REASONING ABILITY:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects.
  • Must be able to understand research and execute on the findings.
  • Ability to work well with others and deal with employee issues appropriately.

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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