Job Description:

Description of Work: Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Station seeks a visionary leader for its award-winning, 10-member multi-platform news team which is part of regional partnerships and a national collaborative with NPR. The ideal News Director candidate will have a passion for enterprise journalism, devotion to editorial integrity and ethical standards and practices, ability to create and execute strategies, proven track record creating compelling and engaging news content on multiple platforms, strong leadership, supervisory, editing, and communication skills, and a familiarity with public media journalism. On-air radio and/or television experience, audio and video production, project management, and knowledge of Nebraska and the Midwest, are bonuses. Nebraska Public Media is a statewide media company based in Lincoln, Nebraska, a growing Midwest city with extensive bicycling and walking trails, multiple colleges and universities, a vibrant music and arts scene, and outstanding public schools. 

Duties include: setting and maintaining an editorial vision and standards for all journalism driven by rigorous editing; elevating Nebraska Public Media’s profile nationally by building and enhancing relationships and developing news content with and for NPR News, PBS NewsHour and regional partners; coordinating news coverage across all platforms: digital, radio, and television; directing and managing news staff; developing enterprise and investigative stories, special series, and election coverage; serving as on air host, writer, reporter, and producer; developing project proposals and budgets; articulating the resources and technology needed for the department; collaborating with peers in radio, digital, communications, television, and audience research in managing complex projects.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a closely related field plus five years’ experience in two of three content organizations (radio, television, newspaper, or digital) with at least one of those experiences as a practicing journalist; equivalent education/experience considered. Supervisory and leadership experience. Experience in creating and leading, and implementing best journalism practices. Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to edit and coach the work of others. Awareness of, interest in, and commitment to serving audiences on multiple platforms—digital/social and broadcast.

For more details and to apply, please visit; University of Nebraska-Lincoln: News Director

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Job Location: 
Lincoln, NE
United States
Job Category: 
Production/Programming
Job Type: 
Full time
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For more details and to apply, please visit: University of Nebraska-Lincoln: News Director

Phone: 
(402) 470-6214