WMC, Action News 5 in Memphis, TN seeks a dynamic Assistant News Director to help manage the day-to-day operations of the newsroom. The successful candidate will bring an established record of strong news judgment and management skills to lead and guide news coverage across all of WMC, Action News 5’s content platforms. The Assistant News Director will work closely with the News Director on special projects planning and leading an award winning, experienced team in a fast-paced news environment.


Primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– Work closely with reporters, multi-media journalists, broadcast and digital producers, photojournalists as well as anchors to create compelling news content for all of WMC Action News 5 newscasts and digital platforms– Guide daily editorial meetings– Develop daily coverage plans and special content plans– Able to make split second decisions and lead the news team during breaking news events– Administrative duties such as weekly scheduling and training new employees– Assist in training and providing valuable feedback for the news team– General knowledge of newsroom systems and equipment– Additional responsibilities as assigned by the News Director


– Newsroom management experience preferred– Strong management, communication and people skills required to supervise and interact daily with staff– Ability to multi-task in high stress situations– Strong organizational skills– Must be able to work flexible hours and adapt to schedule changes– Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills– Ability to adjust and excel while working a flexible schedule– Drug screen and MVR check required


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Additional Info:

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As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.