News Director - Grand Forks, ND

Position: News Director Grand Forks, ND
Reports to: Operations Manager

About this job: 

Leighton Media Grand Forks is looking to hire a News Director for it's Grand Forks market. This position is responsible for selecting stories for broadcast, researching, writing and gathering newscast content. This position is also responsible for presenting live on TV and radio unscripted and scripted news reports.


Job Responsibilities: Anchor weekday morning newscasts, and other newscasts/content on all platforms, as assigned. Maintain extensive community contacts and awareness of local, state and national current events. Collaborate with the news director to choose stories to broadcast considering audience preferences. Meet with the news director, reporters and other news anchors to be briefed on the day\'s news. Revise scripts and prepare to deliver them on-air. Organize the news to present the most interesting pieces first, ensure late-breaking news is added to newscasts. Introduce news correspondents reporting on scene and ask relevant questions. Interview guests and other members involved in particular stories engaging in commentary. Keep abreast of news developments by studying papers, attending events, and staying in contact with industry professionals. Write for station\'s website and maintain an active social media presence. Make occasional promotional community appearance. Provide newsroom leadership and contribute to overall team effort. Comply with the moral code of the journalistic profession. Complete other duties as assigned.


Leighton Media is an employee-owned ESOP company offering a 401K Plan, Health, Disability and Life Insurance and vacation time. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and an organization that actively gives back to our community though our people, time, talent, and treasure.