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Director, Live Storytelling

Date: Nov 21, 2018

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

As The Weather Channel television network, we have heightened focus on innovation, first-class storm coverage and hyper-localized weather information available through our various TV platforms including: The Weather Channel, WeatherScan and Local Now. For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms.

We are one of the most widely distributed television networks and the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive real-time programming of any media outlet, with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather.

Weather is inherently fascinating, and we share our passion through the stories we tell to our audiences through our programming. The more our viewers engage with us, the more our stories illuminate how weather impacts almost everything.

We’re always looking for new talent to keep us on top—like someone incredible to fill the job listed here.

Position Summary

The Director Live Storytelling will oversee daily content development for Live Programming, as well as oversee the execution of the content throughout all shows within Live Programming. He/she will ensure overall execution of news mission and implement the strategic mission and tactical operations of the newsroom while ensuring the highest levels of journalistic, legal, TV production and promotion standards are maintained.  He/she will supervise Executive Producers and editorial teams. This position will report directly to the head of Live Programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop editorial direction and long term strategy for creation and execution of live programming
  • Work closely with other department heads and managers to help promote and market the network, drive sales using content and improve ratings for live and feature programming
  • Interview, evaluate, hire and promote employees and/or applicants and perform periodic performance reviews and subsequent merit increases, bonuses and disciplinary action, when necessary
  • Provide regular feedback and coaching to employees or effectively recommend such actions for talent, producers, directors and the news management team
  • Evaluates workflow efficiencies ensuring editorial resources and expectations are clearly defined and met
  • Enforces policies and procedures, including deadlines and style

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • B.S. Journalism, or equivalent knowledge, required
  • Minimum of ten years electronic news media experience with at least five years in television news as Asst. News Director, Managing Editor or Executive Producer

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven track record for compelling television journalism, enterprise reporting, contemporary presentation and proficiency in multi-platform news delivery required
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
  • Champion of change, demonstrating a consistent, positive can-do attitude
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekdays and holidays

Disclaimers

Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

Hours
The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
 
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to hrservicedelivery@weathergroup.com, which is a confidential e-mail in box. 
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Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.


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