New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for news directors at stations that are the leading news source in their respective markets.
WDAM, Gray Television’s NBC-ABC affiliate in Hattiesburg-Laurel, Miss., needs a dynamic news director to lead its team of journalist. Candidates should have a proven track record of news success and the ability to lead, mentor and motivate a team of young journalist as well as long tenured, seasoned professionals.
WDAM says it has been the dominant market leader for more than 60 years and is the primary source of news in the Pine Belt region of Mississippi. Click here for more specifics and how to apply.
Hattiesburg is a great college town, home to the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University, and is one of the top economic growth communities in the state. The area is a great place to raise a family and is only a short drive to New Orleans and both the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast. Living in Hattiesburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes.
Many families and young professionals live in Hattiesburg and the public schools in Hattiesburg are above average. Hattiesburg offers a variety of recreational options that will move the most inveterate couch potato to get up and go outdoors. Everything from a host of four-season golf courses, to running and bicycling to bass fishing and deer hunting can easily be enjoyed in the community.
Bikers, walkers, runners and rollerbladers are drawn to a 41-mile recreation trail that stretches from Hattiesburg to Prentiss. The asphalt pathway was established in 2002 after three cities and three counties decided to transform an old railroad bed into a health-and-wellness destination.The median home price is $113,000 and monthly rent averages about $800.
Here’s what one reviewer on Niche said:
It is my favorite town in Mississippi! Perfect size, something to do every. Single. Day. Plenty of family-friendly activities. Nightlife is good unless you’re looking for straight-up big-city clubbing. Cool underground bars & coffee shops. Great places to eat. Plenty of places to live. Very dog friendly, very diverse. Great music and arts scene.
KAKE and KAKE.com, Wichita’s legacy ABC affiliate, has an immediate opening for a news director to lead a dedicated team of journalists and photojournalists in one of America’s most livable cities.
KAKE produces 40-plus hours of local television news each week and embraces a screen-agnostic approach to coverage through our web site, two mobile apps, streaming video channels, broadcast television stations, and social media platforms and, as a result, enjoys a leadership position in the market with digital audience engagement. KAKE is committed to excellence in journalism, and seeks someone who shares that expectation of excellence and can demonstrate their ability to lead strong teams.
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Wichita is the largest city in Kansas, and boasts a wide array of diverse activities and a population equally broad in background and lifestyle. Wichita, which is located in the heart of the Midwest along the banks of the Arkansas River, is also the state’s largest metro area and business hub. In Wichita there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Wichita’s growth and success over the last century can be attributed to the cattle, grain, oil and aviation industries, as well as the spirit and determination of its founders. Although its cowboy roots are still celebrated, Wichita has since embraced higher education, world-class health care and technological innovation. In fact, many companies including Cessna and Learjet got their start here, earning the region the nickname “Air Capital of the World.”
Even though it includes more than a couple hundred farms, Wichita boasts a wide array of diverse activities and a population equally broad in background and lifestyle. Residents find plenty of ways to stay entertained here, whether it’s perusing modern and contemporary art at Wichita State University’s Ulrich Museum of Art or imbibing at the River City Brewery. Whether your idea of culture is a monster truck show, country music, theater, opera or ballet, you’ll find something that suits your tastes in Wichita.
The median home price for a house is just around $150,000 and rent averages under $800 monthly.