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News Director

Nelson, BC, Canada Req #496
Friday, October 20, 2023
Vista Radio prides itself on a fresh vision of broadcasting and an unparalleled commitment to its community involvement.  We are privileged to operate in 49 radio stations (and growing) broadcasting across 70+ transmitters located in three Provinces and the Northwest Territories. We are also connected to our communities with 37 MyTownNow websites.

Are you looking for a career that offers challenging work, long-term growth potential and the chance to make a real difference? 

Are you a detail-oriented news hound who wants to lead a winning team? Are you social media savvy and ready to implement your vision in a dynamic, exciting environment? If your answer is yes, then apply to be News Director in Nelson, British Columbia for the Kootenay Region with Vista Radio.

Position Description:

  • Develop a writing and air check schedule for all on-air news talent

  • Establish a weekly one-on-one call with direct reports within the market(s)

  • Liaise with the Director of News to ensure local news content is being fulfilled

  • Provide news staff with story ideas (including streeters), coaching and mentoring on localizing large national/international stories.

  • Establish scheduling for sick days, holiday coverage etc.

  • Participate in the monthly Vista News Directors conference call

  • Help maintain news presence written/video quotas on websites

  • Responsible for sourcing and writing news stories for multiple markets as required.

  • Edit and anchor news, sports and weather as assigned

  • Utilize social media to build audience and contacts

  • Being a positive leader in the building and assist in creating a winning team attitude

  • Represent the station at community/station events

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years working full time in a newsroom or equivalent journalism experience, news management experience considered an asset

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong on-air delivery

  • Knowledge of video and Adobe Premier considered an asset

  • Self-starter

  • The ability to work within a fast-paced environment both individually and with a team

  • A valid driver's license

  • Working familiarity with Adobe Audition, Newsroom, and on-air software is a big-time plus.

  • Ability to use and excel with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

At Vista Radio Ltd, we are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing and supporting a diverse and inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and one which reflects the diversity of the various communities in which we operate. Accommodations are available for all employees and applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please advise when submitting your application.

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  • Nelson, BC, Canada