Responsible for the working with other newsroom managers to set budgets and fulfill human resources functions related to training, hiring and managing staff. Use their judgment and experience to set the news agenda according to publication, station or media conglomerate guidelines, and maintain journalistic integrity, accuracy and fairness. May focus on local, national or international news coverage, or it may have a subject-specific focus, such as government affairs, politics or economics. In all of these situations, the bureau chief must employ his or her expertise to develop professional contacts with subject-matter experts, government officials and other important figures to best obtain news information. Coordinate and assign news coverage to reporters, photographers and videographers, editors, producers and other members of the news team.
Five years minimum experience as broadcast, print and/or online journalist, including news reporting, editing and production. Six years of journalism experience a plus.
Excellent reporting skills.
Excellent news writing and editing skills.
Excellent news judgment.
Demonstrated ability to cover range of significant public affairs issues and subjects such government and politics, the economy, education, health, immigration, legal affairs, the environment and the arts.
Experience with web, mobile, social media platform editing and publishing.
High proficiency of on-air voicing skills.
Ability to interview and communicate with a variety of individuals.
Ability to research and communicate through variety of mobile and digital tools.
Ability to work under deadline pressures.
Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
Experience in video production, multimedia production or database production are pluses.