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Rogers Communications
Toronto, ON

News Director OMNI News

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Our News & Information team is looking for an innovating and enthusiastic News Director to lead our National OMNI News team. As an experienced news professional, you know what content our viewers want and how to deliver compelling stories.  As a proven innovator, you know how to emphasize creativity over tradition. 

The Director, OMNI News will develop and oversee the overall vision and strategy for our various OMNI News properties working to deliver strong editorial and innovative news coverage across all platforms to reach our desired audiences. This role will also play a critical role on the News & Information team and contribute heavily to the overall success of our varied news brands from coast-to-coast.

Responsibilities:  

  • Oversee the editorial news strategy and implementation for each of our language news teams across all regions.
  • Assist in the development of the overall news vision and implement strategic and tactical plans
  • Lead OMNI news editorial direction, balancing the diverse needs of our audiences and regional landscape
  • Evaluate, build and supervise news leadership team for each distinct language which we broadcast
  • Responsible for all OMNI television and digital content and production
  • Give direction on digital assignments and ensure stories are targeted to specific platform and audience
  • Lead change and innovation in editorial content and news programming to increase competitive position, ratings, revenue and ability to support other news platforms
  • Provide leadership on journalistic, ethical and legal decisions
  • Manage a news team including coaching and feedback
  • Lead development of a positive, creative internal culture, consistent with Rogers’ values
  • Constantly monitor performance and trends with an eye to improve market position and deliver on OMNI’s unique mandate
  • Increase, improve and manage integrated editorial efforts with other Rogers Sports & Media news platforms
  • Create and manage revenue opportunities in news content through sponsorships and ratings
  • Build a strong network within the communities served by OMNI Television

Qualifications:

  • Deep experience in news, including experience on numerous platforms (eg. TV, radio, digital)
  • Progressive experience in leading complex and regionally diverse teams
  • Highly effective leader able to rally a diverse group of individuals toward a common cause
  • Successful experience leading change-management initiatives
  • Proven track record in developing and growing content brands
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills to effectively deal with multiple stakeholders, and excellent editorial judgment
  • Proven ability to make business decisions based on analysis of ratings & research data
  • Strong ability to influence stakeholders

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Additional Details

Category: Television
Location:
Rogers Communications
33 Dundas St. East
Toronto, ON, CA
M5B1B8
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Tags: News, Newsroom, Newscast, Journalism, Journalist, TV, Television, Reporter
Posted: Dec 02, 2020
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
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