VP News


Minneapolis, MN, US, 55403




WCCO-TV is looking for an innovative and driven VP, News that is poised to drive forward the station’s 42+ weekly live TV hours as well as its 24/7 local stream, CBS News Minnesota and website WCCO.com.


Job description:

  • Be a hands-on executive who flourishes with breaking news/weather, enterprise reporting, memorable storytelling, and community journalism.
  • Must plan long-term strategy with a focus on ratings, retention, and growth across all screens.
  • Find opportunities for modernization, innovation, and next-generation storytelling.
  • Collaborate with General Manager and other station Department Heads and managers to evolve content, brand, and community partnerships.
  • Participate in the development and execution of short and long term strategic goals for the station.
  • Partner with CBS News allies to elevate original storytelling happening across the company.
  • Build a welcoming, inclusive culture that allows people to be their best, authentic selves always.
  • Recruit best-in-class talent and develop them to stay and grow with CBS Stations.
  • Develop and maintain newsroom budget and expense management.
  • Ensure a balanced and ethical presentation of news in accordance with CBS policies and standards.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field preferred.
  • Prior experience as a News Director or executive newsroom manager for a television station or network team.
  • Proven journalistic judgment and a news philosophy that emphasizes accurate, fair and unique local content, along with community engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills are an absolute must.
  • Track record of being a successful, people-first manager who champions collaboration and feedback.
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content.
  • Experience developing short and long-term strategies from audience research and ratings data.
  • Legal understanding of FCC rules and regulations.



CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as CBSNews.com and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  


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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis