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News Director

News Director
Here’s your chance to lead an award-winning newsroom! WVVA TV has a newsroom loaded with talent!
A Gray Television station in Bluefield, WV, we are seeking a news director to coach, lead, mentor and develop broadcast journalists.
We are committed to strong journalism and community service. If you have a passion for excellence, and a burning desire to lead the number one television news team in the Bluefield/Beckley WV market we want to hear from you. This is not a sit behind a desk job!
Do you want to make a difference and grow beyond traditional broadcast news? An excellent opportunity to join our team, we are looking for a dynamic newsroom leader to take our team to the next level. As News Director you will lead and manage news coverage for WVVA as well as our digital and social efforts.
Our next news director will establish and maintain our market leading standards while working closely with other department managers to achieve overall performance goals. Working closely with the Social Media Manager and Content Manager you will ensure that our customers are being served on all platforms. This newsroom manager directs the development of our content, weighs the full editorial possibility of every story, and makes immediate decisions on how it will be disseminated on the appropriate platforms.
WVVA delivers news as it happens on air, online and on the go all the time.
*Please note, the primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the duties listed above. *
  • At least 5 years of newsroom experience and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism preferred.
  • Strong management skills.
  • Ability to multitask in high stress situations.
  • Creativity and passion for news.
  • Leading, teaching, and coaching team members.
  • Knowledge and understanding in using various digital and social media platforms.
  • Strong working knowledge of community issues and needs as well as sound journalistic principles.
  • Must have the ability to make fast, accurate journalistic and logistical judgments.
Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in Nature’s Air-Conditioned City, Bluefield, WV, WVVA TV is centrally located to many major markets. The two Virginia’s are home to world-class white-water rafting, thousands of miles of hiking trails, skiing and so much more. We love living here!
WVVA was named Station of the Year five times in eight years with an award-winning team and community service. We embody our slogan “Here for You.”
Qualified applicants may click the "Apply Externally" button to apply.
WVVA is an equal opportunity employer.