The largest broadcast newsgathering organization between Los Angeles and the Bay Area is seeking an exceptional leader to help guide our Santa Maria team of multi-media journalists. This is a role for a journalist who wants to win in a diverse part of California along the Central Coast.

The Santa Maria newsroom provides content for three stations: KCOY 12 Central Coast News, KKFX Fox 11 and KEYT NewsChannel 3. This position is based in Santa Maria, so knowledge of the area is a strong plus. The successful candidate will work with the News Director and Executive Producer to achieve new heights in story planning, coverage while maintaining the highest level of journalistic standards. This is not a position for those who are looking for something quiet and reflective. We have a commitment to enterprise coverage and breaking news.

Experience in assignments, reporting, videography, writing and producing are all required to succeed in this position. Excellent teamwork and communication skills are also required. You will also work closely with the News Director and other station managers to ensure we live our brand and reach our coverage and content goals. The successful candidate for this position will have a track record showing a strong hands-on approach to create exclusive and compelling content, the ability to gather content from sources, phone, web and social media.

The new Managing Editor must have the type of personality that is calm under extreme pressure, team-focused able to execute research-driven coverage philosophies and be ready to take on whatever is needed at any given moment.  A minimum of five years’ experience in a television newsroom is required.  Previous managerial/supervisory experience is strongly preferred.  Send your resume and management philosophy to: Jessica.davis@npgco.com or mail to: 730 Miramonte Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. NPG of California is an E.O.E. No phone calls please.