News Director at ViacomCBS

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CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation's #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O'DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today's digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.


CBS13 (KOVR-TV) and CW31 (KMAX-TV), the CBS News and Stations owned & operated duopoly in the #20 television market in Sacramento, is searching for a dynamic, inclusive and proven leader who has a history of exhibiting excellent news judgement. The next News Director will lead the news products at KOVR-TV CBS 13, KMAX-TV CW31 Sacramento.
As part of leading CBS News Sacramento, the News Director will be instrumental in developing a vision and strategies for the newsroom with a primary goal of driving multi-platform audience growth. The right candidate will work with the Vice President and General Manager to establish best-in-class journalism covering the various communities across the Bay Area! The expectation is that the newsroom is a multi-platform, multi-skilled operation that produces content 24/7.

- Creates 24/7 strategy and direction for news coverage across platforms.
- Ability to leverage and apply research leading to audience growth.
- Cultivate growth of journalists through constant feedback, performance management and training.
- Works with fellow department heads to improve promotion and monetization of content across platforms.
- Ability to delegate and appoint newsroom staff into appropriate roles optimizing strengths.
- Understanding of how to work with people from all backgrounds.
- Familiar with creating and managing newsroom budgets and anticipating major financial challenges and changes.


Qualified applicants will have a successful track record of covering breaking news and severe weather. They will also have experience producing investigative, consumer advocacy and enterprise reporting. Someone with experience recruiting, developing, and retaining journalists is also a must! Being a problem solver and creative doer are important. We also are looking for candidates with a history of managing resources in a major-market newsroom. Four-year college degree is preferred. A minimum of 5 years' experience in a newsroom leadership role.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to [email protected] Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento
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ViacomCBS operates in the AdTech industry. The company is located in New York, NY. ViacomCBS was founded in 2022. It has 29743 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 24 open jobs at ViacomCBS, click here.
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