To manage daily news crews and coordinate and handle regular news dept. logistics and support for breaking news, answer multiple telephones, always have an ear to scanners, plan future/current assignments, research news tips and story possibilities; provide backup support for reporters, photographers, producers as regards story content; make "beat checks" with local law enforcement, emergency, and government agencies; edit video when needed, write and produce stories for the web site, create databases for contacts and future story ideas, have excellent people skills both with news team, station staff and external contacts, be a team player and other duties as assigned by management.
excellent computer, organizational, telephone and people skills as well as a good working knowledge of the city and it's surrounding areas.
2 - 3 television newsroom experience required, preferably as an assignment editor
Media General, Inc. - 2 years ago