News Manager

Omaha, NE

KPTM in Omaha, Nebraska has an excellent opportunity for an experienced News Manager. We need a manager who doesn’t follow the pack of journalist. We are looking for a person who understands we need to be distinctive, disrupting, impactful and innovative with our production. We want someone with an investigative mind who finds original, impactful stories that hold the powers accountable, ask tough questions, question the answers, follow how tax dollars are being spent and keep an eye on Government to make sure it is doing its job. We need someone with the discipline to make this happen on all screens every day! We want someone who can persuade the team to follow their lead.  The person selected for this position will oversee news gathering and production at KPTM in Omaha.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise MMJ’s 
  • Develop and evaluate story ideas, with an emphasis on enterprise journalism and strong storytelling 
  • Oversee local digital operations
  • Create and post content to digital and social platforms. 
  • Oversee execution of digital strategy by MMJs, Photographer and Producers
  • Approve scripts, assist with re-writes and provide production ideas 
  • Collaborate with news producers on placement of stories 
  • Develop community contacts for story ideas 
  • Provide regular performance reviews to MMJ’s and producers through coaching and critiquing 
  • Plan for and help lead coverage of major news events 
  • Responsible for using data to help make decision to grow ratings, page views, video views and post engagement
  • Work with Group News Director to ensure policies and procedures are followed 



  • Excellent news judgment 
  • Emphasis on original, impactful reporting
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Writing and editing ability 
  • Imagination and strong management skills 
  • Must be able to work closely with reporters to improve story conception, execution and story-telling skills 



  • Previous experience in broadcast news management with direct reporter oversights preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of television experience as a Producer, Executive Producer, Managing Editor, or News Director 
  • Experience in supervising news personnel 

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!


About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.

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