March 22, 2024
Job Type
Full Time



KDVR/KWGN in Denver, Colorado is seeking a motivated and skilled individual to join our team as Assistant News Director.  The qualified candidate will play a pivotal role in our mission to inform and engage our audience. As the Assistant News Director, you will collaborate closely with the News Director to oversee all aspects of news coverage and News department operations.

Your duties will encompass a wide range of responsibilities, including but not limited to:

Essential Duties:

  • Assisting in the management of the News Department.
  • Participating in planning, staffing, training, and conducting performance evaluations for the News Department.
  • Providing coaching, leadership, and guidance in storytelling to team members.
  • Offering valuable insights on hiring, evaluation, and promotion of the news product.
  • Developing a comprehensive news coverage strategy for our station and digital platforms.
  • Conducting critiques of newscasts to enhance coverage and provide feedback to the news staff.
  • Assigning projects to the team and ensuring that deadlines are consistently met.
  • Implementing daily and long-term strategic plans in collaboration with the staff.
  • Making decisions on programming and evaluating equipment needs for quality programming.
  • Responsively addressing coverage questions and issues.
  • Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (TV/film or equivalent experience may substitute) in television broadcast/production.
  • 5-7 years of content experience preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience in news programming, with some leadership experience preferred, depending on market size.
  • An ability to identify the developmental needs of others and provide coaching and mentorship.
  • Proficiency in using digital and social media platforms in the newsgathering process and presentation.
  • The capability to adapt effectively to daily coverage plans as new content and breaking news unfolds.
  • Strong organizational skills to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Effective listening skills to understand employee needs and collaborate with the team to develop solutions.
  • Other Relevant Information:

  • This role operates in a high-stress environment with deadline pressures and the unpredictability of breaking news, which can occur at any time.
  • Day-to-day multitasking and simultaneous management of multiple projects with frequent changes in direction and priority are essential.
  • The employee in this position must be comfortable working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
  • Salary: $115,000 to $140,000 per year

    To Apply: Please visit the Work for Us page at or at the Nexstar Website at: to complete the application process. To be considered for this job you must apply online. No Calls


    KDVR/KWGN is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    KDVR.KWGN values the contribution of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check.


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