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Assignment Editor - WHEC-TV

20 Dec, 2022

Requisition #:  22-1649 - Assignment Editor

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. This position is also responsible for producing content on the company's website(s)

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.

Coordinate daily logistics and dispatch crews and multimedia journalists to breaking news. 

Gather, write, and edit content including local news, weather, sports, and public information.
Post content to multiple digital platforms.

Ensure social media and digital content reflects, enhances, and expands on-air products. 

Assist producers, reporters, and web producers with story calls, setups, and follow-ups.

Work closely with producers, reporters, and meteorologists in gathering facts and presenting the best news coverage online. 

Assist the news team in coming up with story ideas and gathering information.

Assign and coordinate logistics between news crews, live trucks, and liveU’s; coordinate live shots from trucks and other sources so stories can be broadcast live.

Develop and maintain awareness of local and national current news and events.

Develop and maintain contacts with law enforcement and fire departments, local government, and community organizations to stay updated on current events.

Reports to work on time and works established schedule/hours including weekdays, nights, weekends, and holidays. 

Complete other duties as assigned.


Qualification:

Bachelors in Journalism, Communications, or related field; or equivalent work experience.

1-2 years previous television assignment desk experience. Exceptional communication skills.

Must have excellent writing including grammar and spelling; and copy editing skills. 

Able to write clear and accurate stories.

Advanced critical thinking skills.

Ability to work under pressure with various personalities and meet tight deadlines. 

Highly organized, detail-oriented, knowledge of news and news-makers.

Familiar with digital platforms and the use of social media tools. 

Computer literacy is 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 a valid driver's license and safe driving history as determined by the Company (driving record will be checked).


EEO Statement:          We are an equal-opportunity employer.
 

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