Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Newton


Assistant News Director - necn
TV Content & Production
Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations
Ensure overall execution of newsroom activities in the absence of the VP News. Provide leadership and accountability for necn, the region’s only 24-hour cable news network. Implement tactical operations of newsroom while ensuring highest levels of journalistic, legal, television production and promotion standards are maintained.  Oversee day-to-day coverage, big story, breaking news, weather and sweeps planning with an eye toward budget, payroll, staffing, field and news operations to meet operational goals.  

Essential Functions
 Supervise newsroom personnel and editorial content as well as newsroom operations. Announce the stories that will be part of each rundown and what angle to take with each one.  Address how to market the stories giving specific language to the producers (both newscast & promotions) about the best way to promote stories.  
 Advocate for the needs of necn, and showcase elements 
 Supervise production of newscasts and ensure they are updated with rigor throughout the day
 Provide regular supervision to Producers making editorial decisions and exhibit leadership by keeping Producers disciplined on the fundamentals of producing newscasts.  Keep Producers focused on the basics such as changes to rundown order, script content and segment leads.  
 Establish and maintain a professional, trained and motivated staff though effective implementation of NBC’s performance management process. Work with VP of News to ensure training and coaching is provided for Producers.  Facilitate the orientation of new employees.  
 Work collaboratively with other department heads to advance the mission of necn

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree
At least 5 years of news management experience in a top 25 market
Desired Characteristics
Eligibility Requirements
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights.
Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift
Must be willing to work at the station in Newton, MA
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
Must be 18 years or older.
Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Sub-BusinessNBCOTS - NECN
Career Level
CountryUnited States
About Us
At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.
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