Detailed Job Description
The WVUA 23 Editorial Content Manager News will provide critically important day-to-day management for staff and students working in the WVUA 23 newsroom and improve the station to better fulfill its role as a hands on laboratory for students.
Additional Department Summary:
The Editorial Content Manager will manage staff and students to enterprise strong unique local content and meet deadlines. Communicate clear expectations for quality content and the needs of the audience. Help guide staff and students in journalism best practices and content showcasing. Oversee short- and long-term planning for content (breaking news, enterprise and investigation) and drive team coverage of big breaking stories and severe weather. In coordination with web producer, plan and share content across digital platforms. Coordinate and share resources with other managers and facilitate teamwork. Facilitate solutions to challenges and employee innovation. Communicate individual and team goals clearly. Motivate, coach, develop and keep staff focused to ensure excellent performance. Manage and review performance, and address quality and productivity performance issues. Create development plans to help staff embrace strengths and challenges, and share and grow their abilities. Manage producer and reporter work schedules and requests for time off. Hold staff and students accountable for content that is balanced, fair, accurate and complete, incorporating where appropriate, a diverse range of sources.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and two years of experience; OR Master's degree and some experience.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications:
Thorough understanding of news products on digital platforms. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Skills and Knowledge:
Strong management, leadership, communication, collaborative and customer service (internal and external) skills. Demonstrated ability to work with staff and students to spot reporting holes, bias and other issues. Understanding of the technologies used in the newsroom. Ability to use time effectively, efficiently and productively, and meet deadlines and to inclusion and diversity, and model University values.
Bachelor's degree and three years of television newsroom experience. 58 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 37835.16 Midpoint - $ 54870.36
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.