Assistant News Director

Want to live in the “Ocean State” and reshape a newsroom? WLNE-TV/ABC 6, the ABC affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, is looking for an Assistant News Director who can drive the day-to-day process and work with our News Director as WLNE moves to an exciting new direction.

Top candidates will have strong editorial judgement and leadership skills — and must be passionate about winning breaking news. The Assistant News Director collaborates with the News Director and the entire news management team to execute strategic coverage and innovate storytelling both on-air and online.

Rhode Island is a gorgeous place to live, with miles of beautiful beaches, an exploding arts scene and countless amazing restaurants!


  • 3-5 years of local news leadership experience and exceptional understanding of news content in the digital/social world
  • Detail-oriented and understands how the content drives the storytelling format for various platforms
  • Works effectively under deadlines
  • Must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred

You will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401K, etc.
  • Vacation, paid holidays, and paid time-off
  • Exceptional growth opportunities

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability
  • Ability to commute/relocate: Providence, RI 02904: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Local news management: 5 years (Preferred)


Driver’s License (Preferred)

Please email resume, and cover letter (stating referring source) to:

No phone calls please.

Standard Media Group is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Categories: National and World News