News Director

February 10, 2021
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We are looking for an innovative, strategic and transformational News Director to lead the Bloomington, Indiana newsroom and be part of a larger Indiana news network that aims to be the essential source for news, enterprise and investigative journalism across the Hoosier State.

This is an important and exciting leadership role in one of America's most attractive mid-sized cities that is home to Indiana University, a powerful public research university in the Big 10.

If you love setting coverage priorities and are good at it; if you see it as a challenge to raise the quality of journalism and increase loyal digital readership and have a proven track record of doing so; and if you embrace inspiring and developing others and they attribute their success to you...then we can’t wait to meet you.

It is also imperative that this leader embrace and drive diversity and inclusion in our storytelling, within our staff and within the community. Innovation in storytelling and in developing new products and initiatives is also important, as well as experience integrating newsrooms to think big, bold and regionally while serving their local communities. Interested leaders must also understand how to use our resources to cover the most important and pressing topics that our readers value and will pay for to drive engagement. You must also understand social media and video and mobile strategies.

The ideal candidate will embrace evaluating everything from our structure to our technological and training needs and must have a track record of thinking "yes we can" instead of always "no, how can we?"

Without a doubt, this person must see investigative, public service journalism as the key to the newsroom’s mission and have a track record of doing so.

The winning candidate will work with other editors in the Midwest and be a collaborator within the region, but also with other editors and newsrooms across the USA TODAY Network, which includes USA TODAY and more than 260 dailies and hundreds of weeklies.

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