News Director - WFOX TV


Jacksonville, FL, US, 32224

Location: FL-Jacksonville

Job Title:  News Director - WFOX TV

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Position Overview

WFOX/WJAX TV Jacksonville is seeking a strategic, team oriented, and passionate journalist to lead a powerhouse CBS/Fox duopoly as our News Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • By leveraging your deep experience in TV newsrooms, you will provide strategic and tactical direction for day-to-day multi-platform news coverage, breaking news, special projects, investigative reporting, special event coverage
  • Create and drive strategies to augment and align digital and on-air staffs to grow both the digital platforms and reinforce and grow on-air ratings
  • Ensure that the news team has absolute clarity of goals and expectations to drive quality results, employee satisfaction and accountability at all levels of the team
  • Lead by example in seeking out diverse voices and perspectives in newscasts by encouraging the team to provide a full spectrum of thought around social and other issues when pitching and storytelling
  • Strong servant leadership and collaboration skills to communicate and live our mission and vision around delivering the highest quality news, information, and investigations
  • Lead and drive digital competency across the greater organization to help support efforts to increase quality content, broadcast brand engagement and digital audience
  • The ability to operationalize brand and audience research across platforms to drive opportunities for growth
  • Financial accountability for managing the newsroom budget, working with your team and our finance department to allocate resources and negotiate competitively with vendors and contract employees
  • Strong ability to grow people through feedback and performance management and internal training opportunities
  • Understanding of how to leverage value from external consultants and internal resources to accelerate desired results

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Journalism, English or Communications preferred) 
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of management experience in a broadcast newsroom 
  • Experience in managing medium to large dynamic teams 
  • Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills 
  • Strong understanding and experience in managing digital media brands 
  • Strong networking and community engagement skills 

About Cox Media Group
CMG Media Corporation (d/b/a Cox Media Group) is an industry-leading media company with unparalleled brands, award-winning content, and exceptional team members. CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses encompass 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 49 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 10 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. For more information about CMG, visit

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Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville