News 8 Now/WKBT-TV has an opening for a News Director to lead our team in one of Wisconsin’s best cities to live in. La Crosse is a university town, a regional health care center and city with a rich history. La Crosse is home to three institutions of higher learning. La Crosse is home to top rated Gundersen Health System as well as having a Mayo Clinic Health System hospital and regional clinics, with One of America’s 10 Best Small Cities to Live In, One of the 16 Best Places to Live in the US, US News and World Report – UWL tops among UW System
We are looking for someone to connect with local audiences in a new way. We produce 20+ hours of television news a week and embrace coverage through our app, social, web site and streaming video channels resulting in a digital leadership position in the market. The right candidate will have a proven management track record of working in a busy newsroom and will understand how to take advantage of emerging news platforms.
We are committed to quality journalism. We are proud of being honored the Small Market Television Station of the Year from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association eight times. We have also won many news category recognitions from the WBA and MBJA. We are searching for someone that has an expectation of excellence.
In this role, you’ll be asked to set and execute a strategy for audience growth with a content editorial team. You’ll lead efforts to build and retain a top-notch staff. You’ll need to be aggressive moving resources to meet the demand of a shifting local news marketplace. You’ll be asked to make critical editorial decisions with a deep understanding of journalism ethics. You’ll be asked to inspire.
Our company has been in the journalism business since 1890. We are searching for someone who knows what it means to serve a community.
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News 8 Now/WKBT-TV is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees and our communities.