Assignment Editor (WNYT-TV)

Requisition Posting Details

Requisition #:  19-1470 - Assignment Editor

About Us:  WNYT-TV News Channel 13 is the award-winning NBC affiliate for New York State’s Capital Region. WNYT-TV is a longtime market leader, and is committed to excellence in all that it does. Whether it’s news broadcasts with hyper-local coverage, important public service that deals powerfully with today’s issues, or, now more than ever, top notch digital content, we reach our viewers and followers with important information in the way they want to receive it. When you work for Hubbard Broadcasting and WNYT, you will join a team of dedicated and passionate professionals, working hard every day to improve our product and our community.

Job Overview:  The Assignment Editor is essential in coordinating and distributing news coverage assignments to reporters and photographers to cover breaking news and meet deadlines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor public safety scanners, fixed cameras, social media and e-mail while answering phones and keeping the newsroom informed of significant events and breaking news.
  • Assist news team in coming up with story ideas and gathering information.
  • Assign and coordinate logistics between news crews and live trucks; coordinate live and tape feeds from field crews and other sources so stories can be broadcast live.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with law enforcement and fire departments, local government and community organizations to stay updated on current events.
  • Coordinate daily logistics and dispatches crews to breaking news.
  • Assist producers, reporters, web producer with story calls, setups and follow ups. Complete other duties as assigned.

 

Qualification:

  • Bachelors in Journalism, Communications or related field; some assignment desk experience is helpful, but not necessary. Advanced critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment and with various personalities. Highly organized, detail oriented, knowledge of news and news-makers. Computer literacy required.
  • Must be able to make good decisions quickly; able to articulate choices and communicate those choices to other news department and station employees.
  • Must have good writing skills including grammar and spelling.

 

EEO Statement:          We are an equal opportunity employer.