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KWWL seeking News Director

News Director

Details: KWWL, Quincy Media’s successful NBC affiliate in Waterloo, Iowa, is seeking a veteran, dynamic leader for its news operation. KWWL serves Iowa’s second largest DMA. We need someone who can train, coach and inspire our journalists to create and deliver great stories in a multi-platform environment. Our next news director must know the importance of delivering on the brand promise and forging a strong connection with our viewers and users to grow ratings. KWWL has recently undergone a major infrastructure upgrade and features:
-New FX set in brand new studio 13’ x 4’ main anchor video array and 20’x4’ weather desk video array
-New SAT vehicle
-New ENG vehicle
-Ross overdrive automation with robotic cameras
-Market leader in drone technology with three FCC certified pilots
-Avid INews
-Avid Non-Linear news editing with portable laptops for all staff
-All wireless mics/IFBs

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Closing Date: 11/6/2017

City: Waterloo, IA - 50703


-Foster a performance culture with an emphasis on winning, excellence and innovation.
-Communicate the vision and strategy to newsroom and provide the daily direction on major stories, weather events and breaking news.
-Ensure ethical, balanced presentation through compliance with Quincy Media policy, FCC policy, federal and state laws, industry standards and our brand promise.
-Strong recruiter and team builder
-Prepare and execute annual newsroom financial plan.


-Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment.
-Advanced oral and written communication skills.
-Proven leadership which empowers others.
-Ability to resolve conflict quickly and directly.
-3-5 years’ experience in newsroom management.
-Strategic thinking – can identify market opportunities and capitalize on them.
-Demonstrated team builder

Additional Information:

KWWL is proud to be a Quincy Media station. Learn why our family owned broadcast group has a reputation as one of the best companies to work for in our industry by visiting:


Send your resume to:

Jim McKernan
Vice President & General Manager
KWWL Television, Inc.
511 East Fifth Street
Waterloo, IA 50703

KWWL Television, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For additional info contact Jim McKernan

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