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News Directors are responsible for the production and presentation of news at a radio or TV station. Essential duties listed on a News Director example resume are assisting staff with development of story ideas, making sure news reports are produced in a responsible and effective manner, identifying training needs, coordinating staff, and monitoring news audience. Employers choose resumes highlighting aptitudes like broadcasting expertise, writing skills, knowledge of current affairs, leadership, budgeting, and an interest in new technologies. A degree in journalism is usually required for this role.

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1

News Director

Number one rated late night newscast

  • Increased ratings in every news time period
  • Recognized by the Associated Press as the best newscast in upstate New York
  • Reformatted morning newscast to be more community/consumer oriented, featuring live guests promoting community events, and local physicians, financial planners, lawyers, and fitness experts
  • Produced several specials and "instant" specials
  • Coordinated news coverage with station public service projects
  • Incorporated social media strategies into our news coverage, newscasts, and promotional efforts
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Biology
MS
Television And Broadcast Journalism
2

News Director

  • Oversaw a newsroom staff of 100 and 60 hours of live newscasts per week.
  • Led the expansion plans of 28 hours of live newscasts per week to 60 hours of live newscasts per week.
  • Transformed a traditional broadcast television newsroom to a multi-platform news operation.
  • Led morning news to highest ratings in station history, moving from #4 to #1 or #2 in all morning hours.
  • Led station to #1 Late News position in targeted Adult 25-54 demographic.
  • Led team that grew station's Facebook "likes" to top five of all local affiliates in the country at the time.
  • Successfully launched 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm newscasts with all reaching #2 position in each time period.
  • Oversaw newsroom's HD conversion.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Broadcast Journalism
3

News Director & Account Executive

  • Responsible for writing news that is heard through various stations in the community
  • Managed and filter each morning news from press releases and other affidavits
  • Recorded the news and assembled each news cast that would air through the morning from 6am-3pm
  • Met with multiple businesses in the community and created marketing campaigns to promote growth
  • On-demand video version of each news cast which included teleprompter, green screens, etc.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
4

News Director

  • In addition to writing and reporting news stories three times a day, also wrote articles for local publications
  • In the B2C arena, wrote informative articles for customers to promote organizations and events
  • Attended a variety of community events and meetings as a representative for the radio station and provided media coverage and community awareness of events
  • Kept listeners informed of breaking news stories, often writing and reporting them within minutes if receiving information
  • Maintained a variety of task at a face paced level
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
Communications
5

Assistant News Director

Overseeing a staff of approximately 50 news professionals

  • Coordinating breaking news coverage and special events
  • Assigning reporters
  • Arranging interviews
  • Producing special programming, including more than two dozen live remote broadcasts
  • Interviewing, hiring and developing staff
  • Reporting directly to Program Director regarding day to day news operations, etc.
  • Edit and produce morning newscast reaching more than one million listeners weekly.
Candidate Info
37
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Management
6

News Director

  • Manage the planning, production, and presentation of all news programming. Oversee social media and web content, as well as all on-air broadcasts.
  • Hire, train, and supervise news department staff of 20+ employees to deliver products in accordance with station standards and strategic goals.
  • Create schedules, reports, and budgets for department staff and station performance goals.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Cinematography And English
7

News Director/ Radio News Talent

Main voice for all station newscasts and commercial spots.

  • In charge of all daily news operations, assigning reporters stories and assisting with breaking news stories.
  • Responsible for setting up live remotes and tear down.
  • Talent for live remotes and appearances at local promotional events.
  • In charge of scheduling and news department budget.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Broadcast Journalism
8

Radio Engineer/news Director/host

  • Guide on-air discussions of politics, science, technology, pop culture at the local and national levels
  • Select music to play on-air including pop, punk, country, and oldies targeted to a college audience
  • Utilize attention to detail when re-shelving CDs and records
  • Maintain proper station transmitter logs to ensure access to audience
  • Balance sound levels, transmit calls on air, transfer automation to live air, live sound editing
  • Educate show hosts about FCC Rules and Regulations
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
History
9

On-air News Director, Reporter

  • Temporary On-Air Sports Anchor and Director for WDHN-TV (ABC) Dothan, AL (Intern)
  • Small Business Owner
  • Counselor, Instructor, and Mentor for 'troubled youth'
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
BA
Broadcast Journalism / Communications / Theatre

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