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News Director – Nelson, BC

Updated: Jan 16

News Director – Nelson, BC

Are you looking for a career that offers challenging work, long-term growth potential and the chance to make a real difference? Then join our team. With more than 250 employees our team is passionately dedicated to their communities and is committed to generating exceptional local radio.

Are you a detail-oriented news hound who wants to lead a winning team? Are you social media savvy and ready to implement your vision in a dynamic, exciting environment? If your answer is yes, then apply to be News Director in Nelson, British Columbia for the Kootenay Region with Vista Radio.

Position Description:

• Develop a writing and air check schedule for all on-air news talent

• Establish a weekly one-on-one call with direct reports within the market(s)

• Liaise with the Director of News to ensure local news content is being fulfilled

• Provide news staff with story ideas (including streeters), coaching and mentoring on localizing large national/international stories.

• Establish scheduling for sick days, holiday coverage etc.

• Participate in the monthly Vista News Directors conference call

• Help maintain news presence written/video quotas on websites

• Responsible for sourcing and writing news stories for multiple markets as required.

• Edit and anchor news, sports and weather as assigned

• Utilize social media to build audience and contacts

• Being a positive leader in the building and assist in creating a winning team attitude

• Represent the station at community/station events


Position Requirements:

• Minimum 5 years working full time in a newsroom or equivalent journalism experience, news management experience considered an asset

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong on-air delivery

• Knowledge of video and Adobe Premier considered an asset

• Self-starter

• The ability to work within a fast-paced environment both individually and with a team

• A valid driver's license

• Working familiarity with Adobe Audition, Newsroom, and on-air software is a big-time plus.

• Ability to use and excel with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

Application Instructions:  

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