Assistant News Director Resume

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Ollie Berry

2508 Hornor Avenue

Mena, OK 71953



Job Objective Seeking employment as Assistant News Director in a qualified organization in order to bring my years of expertise in the industry to the table.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Remarkable experience in Newsroom management
  • Familiarity with electronic submission systems HRSA, cns e-grants, e-grants, Fastlane and eRA Commons
  • Sound knowledge of pre-production, production , post-production and delivery for the web
  • Skilled in planning, design and completion of electronic and print media
  • In-depth knowledge of FCC rules and laws pertaining to news broadcasting
  • Sound knowledge of SPIN, BANNER and CAYUSE software
  • Strong writing, producing, creative, management and leadership skills
  • Proficient with MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and MS Power Point
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Work Experience:

Assistant News Director, August 2005 – Present

CBS Corporation, Mena, OK

  • Managed day to day news operation for distribution to multiple platforms.
  • Developed tactics and strategies to maximize demo performance in key target areas for multiple platforms.
  • Lead coverage planning of major events, i.e. elections and special events.
  • Communicated news initiatives across departments.
  • Managed the budgetary aspects of newsroom operations.
  • Accountable for hiring and performance management of direct reports.
  • Accompanied News Director in the on-going evaluation of personnel.

Assistant News Director, May 2000 – July 2005

Broadcast, Mena, OK

  • Managed day-to-day news operations, both on-air and on-line, under the supervision of the News Director.
  • Held staff accountable to daily job requirements under the direction and guidance of the News Director.
  • Recruited, developed and trained newsroom personnel under the direction and guidance of the News Director.
  • Developed, built and executed news operations plans.
  • Ensured the journalistic, ethical and legal standards are maintained, at all times.


Bachelor’s Degree in Media, Preston University, Cheyenne, WY

Master’s Degree in Mass Communication, Hickey College, Saint Louis, MO

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