Assignment Editor (WKBW)

Key Activities

The primary processes you conduct in your role

• Plan news coverage as directed by news management

• Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement

• Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information

• Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points

• Publishing of online content

• Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education & Experience/Certifications

• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related discipline

• 3-5 years of experience in broadcast or similar industry preferred

 Skills & Abilities

 • Must be organized, self-starter who can work independently

• Basic computer skills;   non-linear and   production techniques

• Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

• Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism

• Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment

• Ability to write effectively

Work Environment

Lifting Required

NO

Driving Required

NO

 

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