News Director

Syracuse University   Syracuse, NY   Full-time     Management
Posted on April 28, 2022
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News Director


WAER and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communication are looking for our next dynamic newsroom leader. Are you the one to help move our dual missions forward, enlightening, entertaining and engaging our community, while also providing WAER’s nationally-recognized professional development opportunities for students/volunteers? WAER’s next News Director will continue the department’s evolution into a broadcast and digital entity. So, enthusiasm for what’s next in journalism and engagement is a must; big ideas welcome!


The WAER News Director will join sound journalism with technical broadcasting skills, digital storytelling, comprehensive knowledge of content management systems for web posting, and social media experience. This individual will lead, set policy and produce content in each of these areas. This includes editing content on all platforms and participating in special public affairs, community-engagement programming. Sound like you? We seek new ideas, voices, perspectives and as such, all races, ethnicities, abilities, gender orientations, ages, veterans and others are encouraged to apply.


The News Director also plays a key role in WAER’s training and development mission. You will be teaching: writing, interviewing, digital and audio skills, story and source development, and other areas to aid student development. Recruiting of volunteers is also an important task. The WAER News Director is a member of the station’s management team and helps set station direction, participates in fundraising, station promotion, and community and university relations. Knowledge of Public Media and related issues is helpful. Questions? Feel free to contact WAER General Manager Chris Bolt at or LinkedIn .


To view the full job description and apply, visit the SU Job Ops website.


Syracuse University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse faculty. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.