News Director

POSTED: 05:43 PM PDT Aug 26, 2013 

KEYT News Channel 3, located high atop TV Hill in beautiful Santa Barbara, California is seeking an extraordinary leader to head a growing news team. We have just been acquired by News-Press & Gazette Company, and are making huge capital investments to build a dominant local news organization.

Our News Director will be a visionary leader, understand how to produce compelling and distinctive content on all multimedia platforms. Must have proven skill set to maximize content and customer loyalty on digital and social medial platforms. Must demonstrate a passion for the product with strong oversight and consistent communication and feedback.

Quality and innovation drives our success and we're eager to have a leader join us on this quest. We are growing, innovating and positioning our team to dominate the market. Looking for long-term players who love the quality of life on the California Coast and who would be proud to call Santa Barbara home. Minimum five years of television news management experience. A combination of experience and/or education may also be considered.

The successful candidate will be called upon to provide strategic direction for daily news coverage as well as working closely with the General Manager on long-range planning, special news coverage and station projects. The News Director is expected to work closely with other Department Heads.

If you want to be a part of our success, please send your resume and cover letter, along with your news philosophy to: Human Resources, KEYT-TV, 730 Miramonte Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 or email to lindseygarcia@keyt.com. KEYT-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants should be prepared to discuss:
-Previous experience
-Creative approaches to building and innovating news brand
-Mobile and online strategies
-Effective use of social media in a broadcast environment
-Previous experience managing financial, technical and people resources