ND experience, online/social media experience, solid journalism skills sought
While we still don't know why Bob Walters was let go as news director at WEHT/WTVW earlier this week, there is now some clarity when it comes to what qualities Nexstar is looking for in his replacement.
The company has officially posted the position on its website, and there are four duties and responsibilities that come with the job. These are taken verbatim from that posting:
1. Hands on news manager2. Coaches and develops talent3. Leads news departments for two stations4. Desire to own the big news story
In addition, the ideal candidate must have a minimum of five years' experience managing a news department, 10 years in a news department, prior experience with online and social media, and preferably a degree in journalism.
"Solid journalism skills" are listed under the heading of "Special Skills Required."
WEHT/WTVW's news director position is one of 32 such jobs that are open nationwide as of this week. Five of those openings (including this one) are new.
In other news at Nexstar, the company is also seeking a replacement for Jeremy Moore, the former production operations manager at WTWO in Terre Haute. Moore, as I reported yesterday, has been transferred to WEHT/WTVW as a replacement for John Payne, who was relieved as production manager last week.