Manager News Operations

Location: US-TN-Memphis Job Number 1718128 Brand Cox Media Group Northeast, LLC, d/b/a WHBQ-TV


Job Description:
The FOX13 News Operations Manager is responsible for providing the advancement, leadership, process optimization, and strategic direction of the technical operations for our news and production departments. As a key member of the newsroom leadership team this person will liaise closely with local station News and Engineering Management, as well as Creative Services.

Attributes for this position:
Proven experience in managing news operations in a leadership role including equipment, budget, personnel and technology systems management in digital newsroom and production environments as well as field operations.

The ability to communicate and implement excellent customer service is a must. Must be able to articulate clearly across various skill-set audiences. Proficiencies in generating and presenting various reports and presentations across multiple disciplines and management levels.

Establish and implement short and long-range technical systems and operating procedures for the local news department. Manage and plan project and operating budget expense lines. Work closely with Engineering to plan, coordinate and implement news-related systems.

Perform administrative duties on all key newsroom computer software systems. Implement and assure backup staffing in these areas. Work closely with CMG Digital team to innovate newsroom and web-based initiatives..

Keep abreast of state-of-the-art developments

The position will include working with the Chief Photographer on performance reviews, compensation, time sheets, scheduling, training and development.


The successful candidate will have at least five years of hands-on experience in news acquisition, editing, journalistic, assignment desk and on-air production functions in a newsroom.

Broad knowledge of news ENG acquisition, editorial, assignment desk and control room technologies.

The candidate should have a degree with emphasis in technology and electronic media. Factory training on Newsroom systems is a plus.

Reporting Structure:
This position reports to the News Director.

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-TN-Memphis-485 S Highland St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing