News Director


Bronx, NY, US, 10473

Brand:  News12
Requisition #:  2205

Altice USA is a cutting-edge communications, media, and tech company. We connect people to what matters most to them; texting with friends, advertising that resonates, or binge watching their favorite show. Our differentiated approach centers around technologies that push the envelope and deliver the ultimate customer experience. We’re building a workforce that attracts and retains the best talent, not only to meet the needs of our customers, but that also reflects the diverse communities we serve.

Job Summary

Are you one of America’s most respected news leaders? Are you passionate about leading local journalism on all platforms? Can you chart a path that brings your team to continued excellence in storytelling? We have a big job with top-flight veteran journalists and up and comers on a large staff of more than 100 people steeped in hyper-local storytelling waiting for your leadership.    

We cover a big piece of Americas #1 market as part of a network of seven newsrooms in the NY/NJ/Ct region servicing an audience of more than 4.5 million. We’re part of the Altice USA family, America’s fourth largest cable network and partners with Cheddar, the business focused cable channel.   


  • The next news director will complement their accomplished journalism chops with strong strategic, organizational, scheduling, budget and workflow ideas and execution. 
  • Evidence of a strong producing background gets our attention along with a leadership style that balances the drive for innovation and success with active employee engagement, feedback, and communication. 
  • Since we’re in the Northeast - come with a demonstrated skillset in delivering impressive multi-platform all year weather coverage. It’s a large New York viewing area encompassing all Long Island.   
  • Develop a culture rich in accountability with beat-driven journalism along with content and workflow that embraces and enhances the intersection between linear and digital/social. 
  • Strong skillset in identifying, evaluating performance, and coaching on-air talent. 
  • Interact with executive management in the development and implementation of network content, policies, priorities and short-and long-term strategic planning for the news station. 
  • Knowledge and ability to develop superior collaboration between editorial and operations and field staff with an eye towards maximizing technology.  
  • In conjunction with network executives, the News Director will market the product, enhance/innovate ad sales opportunities, and direct the digital, social media and OTT strategies for the channel. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • 10+ years in journalism, including 8+ in television news, with a reputation for quality demonstrated through awards, honors, ratings, brand elevation  
  • At least 5+ years in television management with superior news judgment and an audience focused strategic approach 
  • Proficiency in current and emerging newsgathering and production technologies
  • An unwavering commitment to watch, read and evaluate multi-platform performance
  • Understanding budgeting and the economics of a news station 
  • A thorough knowledge of libel laws and ethical foundations of journalism 
  • Experience with programming and production budgets preferred 
  • Ability to manage a fast moving, high pressure newsroom environment
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate staff, provide clear accountabilities and improve work culture 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as required in a newsroom 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital, social media and OTT platforms 
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, leadership, communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills along with coaching and training skills
  • Committed to on-air talent evaluation, coaching and motivation.
  • A keen understanding of Nielsen ratings and a deep appreciation for data driven performance metrics on all platforms 
  • Problem Solver who can quickly assimilate input and make a decision.

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Pay is competitive and based on a number of job-related factors, including skills and experience. The starting pay rate/range at time of hire for this position in the posted location is $183,600.00 - $233,400.00 / year. The rate/range provided herein is the anticipated pay at the time of hire, and does not reflect future job opportunity.


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Nearest Major Market: Bronx
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City