News Director Resume Samples

News Directors work mainly at Radio and TV stations to manage the production and presentation activities of the news media team. The job description for the News director is not confined to any particular area and the overall duties revolve around – assisting employees in story development, editing rough contents, identifying training needs, monitoring news audience, attending editorial meetings, reviewing and hiring staff, overseeing high-profile assignments, developing budgets and making sure that the news or the reports developed are presented in an effective and responsible manner.

To get qualified for this prestigious role, candidates should develop a wide-range of skill sets such as – ability to make split-second decisions, a deep knowledge of ethical standards concerning media publication, unbelievable amount of time-management skills, managerial skills, ability to handle budgets and staff, solid experience of digital technology and ability to proofread. Over and all, the news director should be a jack of all trades. News directors come from varying educational backgrounds, but major of them depict in the News Director Resume a degree in news departments like journalism or communication.

News Director Resume example

News Director Resume

Summary : Described as an Authentic, Charismatic, Transformational Leader that has built a network of work based and personal based friendships that are needed to increase social capital.

Skills : Inventory Management, Small Business Owner, Leadership.

Description :

    1. Researched, wrote, and announced seven live news, sports, and weather slots daily.
    2. Produced and edited commercials for company-wide and regional use.
    3. Investigated, managed, produced, and edited a 15 minute non-profit organization interview on a weekly basis to inform our listening audience of regional issues and concerns.
    4. Edited daily morning talk show reaching an audience of 250,000+ listeners.
    5. Delivered the daily news with a professional, ethical, and accurate manner with specific focus on regional and local stories that would have an impact on the area.
    6. Met with and interviewed Missouri and nationwide politicians to inform the community about issues that are being debated and voted on that effect the area of our listeners.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master's In Management


Sr. News Director Resume

Summary : Working experience with a strong sense of newscast structure plus significant hands-on experience operating in a computer assisted environment, with the ability to work efficiently under pressure.

Skills : Digital, News, Leader, Media, Startups, Multimedia, Internet.

Description :

    1. Created investigative unit responsible for breaking stories such as national IRS scandal and exclusive local terror suspect interview that generated worldwide coverage.
    2. Led rebranding of the station to appeal to a digital audience while reflecting proper editorial tone.
    3. Grew TV Ratings in key demographics in nearly all newscasts (produce 8 hours per day), including number 1 position in late news and 7-9 AM in recent rating books.
    4. Led digital growth on Facebook, website and apps by at least 80%.
    5. Focused on training being more aggressive.
    6. Focused on audience engagement while pushing topical and trending content.
    7. Successfully fought federal court challenge to publish interview with the terror suspect.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Mass Communications


Jr. News Director Resume

Summary : Starting as Master Control technical, production and news cameraman, then as a reporter and eventually in the direction and production of a local newscast.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro, I-media Touch, Digital Universe.

Description :

    1. Highly experienced interviewing everyone from doctors, celebrities, school officials, senators and average people.
    2. Maintained website content daily, use of social media. Writing and distributing news releases.
    3. Attended news worthy events and maintain contact with key community leaders.
    4. Loaded news on four stations & live broadcasts on one station.
    5. Recorded and loaded daily 15 minute interview show.
    6. Produced a weekly political talk show to spotlight various issues and concerns and encourage civic involvement.
    7. Implemented new promotional strategies to increase participation and student involvement.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Liberal Arts

News Director/Producer Resume

Summary : To contribute, utilize and further enhance communication and media management abilities in a progressive organization that offers opportunities across the spectrum of communications. To help your organization stay ahead of the industry by acquiring new skills and applying those skills.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Video camera operation, Video Editing, Adobe Premiere, Written Communication, Management.

Description :

    1. Responsible for facilitating the overall look and presentation of morning newscast.
    2. Communicated production requirements to production crew.
    3. Collaborated with producers to facilitate production elements, including graphics, lighting, camera-blocking, and all other related presentation elements.
    4. Generated and distributed technical rundowns.
    5. Generated daily Production Report detailing technical and operational notes from newscasts.
    6. Followed up and reconciled technical and operational issues related to daily production processes.
    7. Coded News production in Ross Overdrive Automation and Ross Vision 3 Switcher manual.
    8. Partially worked for the Creative Director as a Promotions Producer, writing and editing evening topical.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor's In Communications

Associate News Director Resume

Summary : Communications professional with exceptional writing and editing skills. Searching for a position that will allow to utilize media background and community relations skills. Self-starter with team management experience and crisis communications expertise.

Skills : Adobe Audition, Audio Recording, Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Reviewed writing in newscasts and worked with producers on overall look, including video and graphics.
    2. Supervised 65 person staff comprised of anchors, reporters, producers and photographers.
    3. Responsible for all major story coverage, including breaking news, elections, and state and city government stories.
    4. Coordinated story coverage of special events sponsored by the station.
    5. Recruited talent, handled contract negotiations and worked with attorney on legal issues.
    6. Responsible for scheduling coverage assignments.
    7. Wrote, collected and edited sound, and anchor local and network newscasts.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
B.A. In Journalism

News Director III Resume

Summary : Expertise in areas ranging from talent management to content creation, business administration and organizational strategy, union negotiations, digital media, and an in-depth technical and journalistic knowledge with an excellent ability to effectively supervise, plan, budget forecast and see projects through to completion.

Skills : VP Of Operations, Management Experience, Spanish, Media Relations, Communication, Digital Media, Contract Negotiation, Brand Management, Employee Relations, Budget Forecasting, Leadership.

Description :

    1. Managed staff of 100+ in the areas of employee reviews, salary increases, succession planning, and disciplinary actions for the 16th largest television market.
    2. Responsible for all talent acquisition and contract negotiations.
    3. Studied market research to provide best approach to improve viewer retention.
    4. Successfully developed key relationships with top community leaders, police, fundraisers and events.
    5. Promoted and positioned CBS4 station as the news leader in the market showing strong growth in all newscasts.
    6. Expertised in technical/logistics planning in the television coverage of News & Sports events.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Diploma

News Director II Resume

Objective : Seeking employment with a company where can utilize skills and education to gain further experience while enhancing the company's productivity and reputation.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Adobe Audition.

Description :

    1. Managed a team that was committed to changing the format of the station.
    2. Established sports commentary team for football and basketball games.
    3. Assisted with board operation for sports events.
    4. Assisted in creation of Smartphone application for mobile broadcasting.
    5. Planned visits for alumni and local scouting groups.
    6. Enterprise, write, collect and edit sound, and anchor newscasts for 5 radio stations in 2 markets.
    7. Ran news department from remote home studio.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Journalism

News Director I Resume

Objective : Dependable, self-motivated, detail-oriented and customer-friendly communications professional poised to leverage knowledge and experience toward a new role within an organization seeking an articulate team player committed to supporting corporate or non-profit objectives.

Skills : News editor, Producer.

Description :

    1. Managed team of more than 50 professionals and controlled expenses.
    2. Established zero based annual budget designed to save and stay on top of technology.
    3. Re-organized the department for the development of needed positions based on research.
    4. Directed strategic initiatives to achieve revenue goals.
    5. Managed worker's compensation claims, employee performance, hiring and firing.
    6. Created Investigative team responsible for producing unique daily content.
    7. Experted at establishing and maintaining productive interdepartmental relationships.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

News Director/Editor Resume

Summary : A position where 40 plus years of on-air, news reporting, production, public contact and relations, managerial experience, customer service, work ethic and problem solving abilities can be put to good use.

Skills : Producer, Media Director.

Description :

    1. Responsible for writing and broadcasting short-form and long-form newscasts.
    2. Served as a morning show co-host and produced community features.
    3. Generated news content on the website with a minimum of seven stories each day.
    4. Launched the station's social media accounts.
    5. Participated in public appearances on behalf of the radio station.
    6. Covered Cincinnati Reds home games from press box and clubhouse.
    7. Reported to station without request for severe weather or breaking news.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Communications

News Director Resume

Objective : Motivated leader offering communication skills to build relationships between public and clients. Skilled at transitioning corporate messages by using broadcast, print, digital and social media. More than three decades of management experience to help facilitate brand and message.

Skills : Microsft, RCS News, Adobe, Video Editing, Audio Editing, Communications, Communications, Writing, Oral Communication, Social Media.

Description :

    1. Managed day-to-day operations of news department and oversee news staff.
    2. Initiated and developed content delivery on multiple platforms.
    3. Responsible for staff development including performance evaluations.
    4. Verified accuracy and style of news and information.
    5. Worked closely with law enforcement and elected officials.
    6. Exercised superior time management and communication skills.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Communications