Assistant News Director Job in Louisville, KY at TEGNA – 2.7

Job Description

WHAS, the TEGNA-owned ABC affiliate in Louisville, KY is seeking an Assistant News Director to join our award-wining team.

It’s the city that hosts the Kentucky Derby, the Bourbon trail, and often March Madness. It’s also a big news city, with a strong culture of local journalism.

You must be a passionate, experienced journalist who’s great at managing people and growing talent. This person will be driven to provide the very best news coverage possible across all platforms, making sure our content reflects the diverse communities we represent. This role is responsible for leading daily editorial conversations, bringing our ‘On Your Side” brand to life and manage our growing newsroom. This person also plays an important part in the station’s recruiting efforts.

Collaborate to execute long-term newsroom strategy

Oversee the daily editorial process

Oversee the on-air execution of newscasts

Implement innovative and creative ways for the news department to tell the stories of our community across all platforms.

Train, develop and coach the newsroom team with a focus on mentoring content creators across all platforms to elevate writing, crafting and storytelling

Recruit top notch journalists

Participate in coordinating all aspects of coverage, from breaking news to enterprise story production and news specials.

Ensure that news coverage meets the brand, company policies, industry codes, FCC rules and station values

Direct newsroom operations, review scripts and manage schedules

Work with the news director and other managers to establish newsroom goals and work to develop and further brand

Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, related field and/or news leadership experience

5+ years of industry experience with leadership/management experience

Track record of quality journalism, high integrity and ethical decision making

Passion for growing journalists and fostering a creative and positive newsroom environment

Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

Strong planning and organizational skills

Travel: Rarely: less than 10%

Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment

Physical Demands Set: Sedentary work: Involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit

TEGNA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus.

EEO statement:
TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.

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Louisville, KY

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Media – Journalism – Newspaper

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Company: TEGNA – 2.7

Company Location:  Louisville, KY

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