The Assignment Editor is responsible for managing news assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners with limited supervision.
§ Plan news coverage as directed by news management
§ Assign crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgment
§ Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information
§ Find stories, conduct research and track story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points
§ Write and post content to the web as required
§ Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management
Education: High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Experience & Skills: At least two (2) years previous assignment desk and/or newsroom experience, should possess a competitive nature, and have excellent communication skills. Ability to multi-task is essential. Must be flexible to work various shifts and/or weekends.