Regional News Director - Nova Scotia


Regional News Director


Acadia Broadcasting Limited is a growing radio broadcaster with radio stations in Atlantic Canada and Northwestern Ontario.


In each of our markets, our company focuses on being the community’s local voice for news, entertainment and events.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Regional News Director to join Acadia Broadcasting Limited’s team as the leader and coach of our newsrooms. This role would oversee the newsrooms for CKBW and Country 100 in Bridgewater, as well as CJLS Y95.5 in Yarmouth.


The Regional News Director reports to the Regional Station Manager and oversees the daily operation of our newsrooms. The integrity of our newsroom is a key factor in the success of our stations and in the communities we serve.


You will be required to anchor newscasts, generate stories, lead talent development,cover local events,update web pages and distribute content via social media.


Key responsibilities:

•Ensure the overall quality of the on-air and online news product meets or exceeds the expectations of our listeners and web consumers.

•Managing the stations' news operations, setting budgets, establishing goals and leading a team which produces between 6 and 9 hours of local/regional news each week.

•Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and ethical standards are being met and subsequently provide regular feedback to all members of your team.

•You lead by example but are also a coach.

•You will need to assign stories and plan for coverage of local events.


Strong time management and organizational skills area must.


•You must adhere to the RTDNA Code of Ethics and Acadia Broadcasting Limited policies.


The successful candidate must be comfortable with and show leadership in developing technology for news gathering.


Some other key skills we are looking for include:

•Excellent communication, writing and editing skills.

•Good listening and problem-solving skills.

•You can make decisions and react quickly.

•You understand the importance of gathering multimedia to help tell a more interesting and interactive story –on-air and on the web.

•Proficient with social media and understand the importance of repurposing on-air content for our online readers.


Requirements:

Minimum two to three years’ experience in broadcasting, journalism/digital media degree or diploma, a valid driver’s license and are comfortable with industry standard software including Burli.


If you are a leader and have a passion for news, we would like to hear from you.


Please apply here with a resume and cover letter, and include a SoundCloud or YouTube link to your demo.


Deadline to apply is February 24th, 2021.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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