News Director, KYW Newsradio

Job Locations USA-PA-Philadelphia
ID
2021-2621
Category
News
Type
Regular

Overview

KYW Newsradio, a 24/7 multiplatform newsroom, is seeking an accomplished news manager to lead the most experienced and dynamic reporting team in Philadelphia. The News Director’s leadership will help shape KYW’s agenda-setting coverage on a day-to-day and long-term basis. We are seeking a manager who fosters a creative, collaborative spirit and excels in high-pressure breaking news environments. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about coaching, motivating, and providing patient, constructive editorial support for both up-and-coming and experienced newsroom talent.

Responsibilities

  • Lead with a positive, collaborative spirit and creative vision
  • Mentor and coach reporters through regular feedback sessions and daily editorial guidance
  • Shape day-to-day news coverage by prioritizing quality story ideas and fostering creative pitches from reporters
  • Maintain an editorial calendar
  • Plan long-term projects and in-depth reporting series
  • Oversee newsroom scheduling and ensure coverage needs are met for both breaking and planned news events
  • Work collaboratively with Digital Managing Editor and Director of Podcasting to generate and promote amazing multi-platform reporting

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 3 years experience in a management role in a medium- or large-market multimedia newsroom
  • Familiarity with the Philadelphia market and its unique sense of community
  • Excellent news judgment and intuition
  • Extreme patience, interpersonal skills, and a tolerance for a high-pressure environment
  • Strong mentorship skills
  • Strong organizational skills and solid work ethic
  • Willingness to experiment and innovate

Vaccination Requirements

To help promote and ensure the safety of all of our employees and the communities we serve, we require all incoming employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.  If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination, which will be kept confidential. If you are not vaccinated, or partially vaccinated currently, but willing to become fully vaccinated, we invite you to still apply.

 

Audacy is committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment for all and we recognize that some individuals may have a sincerely held religious belief as it pertains to the practice of immunization or a medical disability which may prevent them from becoming vaccinated.   Individuals who cannot be fully vaccinated due to a sincere religious belief or medical disability may request an accommodation. We request that you refrain from discussing religious beliefs or medical conditions during the interview process.  If you believe you need an accommodation, you will have an opportunity to submit your request during the interview process.  All requests for accommodation will remain confidential and reviewed by selected individuals within the HR department.  We cannot guarantee that all requests for accommodation will be granted. Please refer to our EEO policy and statement below.

About Us

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best radio broadcasting group, a leader in virtually every segment of audio, and America’s #1 creator of original, premium audio.  Audacy engages over 170 million consumers each month, bringing people together around the news, sports, podcasts and music that matter to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).

EEO

Audacy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Audacy affords equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion or religious creed, sex/ gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (over 40), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistance in applying electronically for a position with Audacy, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. To request a reasonable accommodation for this purpose, please call 1-610-660-5614. Please note that this phone number is to be used solely to request an accommodation with respect to the online application process. Calls for any other reason will not be returned. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.