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Newsroom Manager - Global Video News Agency

About United News International

United News International - UNI is a global fair use news agency with a global monthly reach of 200 million, a Facebook fan base of 3.7 Million and billions of one minute news report views in every country on earth. UNI gathers, composes and distributes one-minute video and text news reports. UNI separates news reporting from opinion and analysis and has developed a successful anchored format designed around consumers’ increasingly digital, social and mobile lives.

UNI currently has 30 worldwide employees with City Desks in New York City, Washington, D.C., the Pacific Northwest, Manila and Tokyo. Our company is in final preparations for moving our global headquarters to Nashville and then begin scaling up to several hundred employees over a 24-month period. We need to hire a newsroom manager to start as soon as possible in May 2018.

Who we are looking for

An experienced newsroom manager who can direct a fast growing, soup-to-nuts operation that gathers, composes and distributes one-minute video, audio and text reports from around the world. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about, among other things, digital media, social media, fair use, copyright law and workplace laws. The most important part of the job is to ensure that the vision of the company — honest, factual, accurate, fair, professional reports for a worldwide audience — is carried out fully.

Requirements

Significant experience in managing large newsrooms that incorporate video news.

Ability to hire, train, oversee, reward and discipline a newsroom staff that will grow from a handful of people to several hundred over a 24-month period.

Ability to hire, promote and groom talented candidates for mid-level management positions.

General knowledge of assigning, script writing, fact-checking, copy editing, on-camera news reading, video editing and news writing for websites.

Knowledge of international news preferred, particularly in Southeast, East and South Asia.

Ability to keep an eye on the big picture while also attending to details such as personnel issues, equipment purchase and repair, and employee scheduling.

Ability to stay calm and communicate clearly under pressure.

Be creative with a positive attitude and a motivated team player.

Compensation

The newsroom manager’s starting salary range is $60,000 to $70,000, depending on experience and other factors.

Instructions to Apply

Submit a resume, references and a formal cover letter that details your biggest successes and biggest challenges as a newsroom manager. Our team will review applications and contact applicants we feel fit the position. Please don't call our newsroom directly. No recruiters.

These are full time positions in Nashville, TN.

UNI is an equal opportunity employer.

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