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CHEK Media Group
Victoria, BC

News Director

CHEK News is looking for a News Director to lead Vancouver Island’s top news team into the future overseeing both on-air and digital platforms. It’s an exciting opportunity for someone with great ideas, a solid journalism background and demonstrated leadership skills.
As News Director, you take pride in the product and want others around you to succeed. You are driven to make a difference in your workplace and community. You are an innovator, with a proven ability to lead a highly motivated and talented news staff to produce compelling, relevant and timely content across platforms.
CHEK is the only independent, employee-owned television station in Canada and, through nine years of employee-ownership, is demonstrating business stability and success. CHEK News has the most watched on-air newscast and the highest online engagement of any news organization on Vancouver Island. CHEK News is supported by a solid journalism model for the future - independent, enterprising, deeply committed, and with all decisions made locally.
CHEK is based in Victoria, BC - one of the most desirable cities in Canada, with recreational opportunities and a lifestyle that is unmatched. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package aligned with the size of our market.
Minimum qualifications:
• University degree in journalism or related field
• Solid broadcast and online news management credentials
• Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
• An innovator with an ongoing understanding of the rapid changes in the industry
Responsibilities include:
• Ensure CHEK sets a high standard in news gathering and visual storytelling
• Provide direction, coaching and feedback to members of the news team
• Vet draft stories for style, accuracy, and compliance with ethical and legal standards
• Undertake planning for coverage of major events
• Analyze audience metrics to ensure CHEK is reaching its delivery potential on all platforms
• Recruit, nurture and retain top talent
• Work with management team and all employee-owners to achieve station wide success
The News Director reports to General Manager Rob Germain. 

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Additional Details

Category: Television
CHEK Media Group
780 Kings Rd.
Victoria, BC, CA
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Tags: news
Posted: Dec 07, 2018
Closing: Jan 18, 2019
Type: Full-time
Experience: Senior

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