Assignment Editor- WHEC-TV
Requisition #: 23-1197 - Assignment Editor
Requisition Location: Rochester (NY), New York
About Us: WHEC-TV, News10NBC, strives to create a community of acceptance and inclusion, built on a strong foundation of transparency, integrity and creativity. We are committed to delivering important Enterprise stories in addition to In-Depth and Investigative reporting every day. We consistently challenge ourselves to improve user experiences in our broadcast, digital, and social media platforms. As a Hubbard Rochester, NY employee, you are surrounded by opportunities for growth while working with some of the very best talents in the industry. Our mission is to inform, educate and entertain as we engage and strengthen our community and create value for all stakeholders. At News10NBC, we value you and everything that makes you uniquely you.
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).
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 dispatches crews and multimedia journalists to break 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 liveUs; 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.
Bachelors in Journalism, Communications or related field; or equivalent work experience.
1-2 years previous television assignment desk experience preferred. 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 a safe driving history as determined by the Company (driving record will be checked).
Compensation and Benefits: When extending an offer, the company considers a variety of factors such as (but not limited to) the candidate's work experience, education/training & key skills as well as internal peer equity, and other market and business considerations. The hourly rate of pay for this position is $19.24 per hour to $21.64 per hour. This is a full-time (40-hour-a-week position). For information regarding our benefits, please copy the link below and paste it into your browser: https://hubbardbroadcasting.com/our-company/working-here/
Diversity Statement: Hubbard Broadcasting has been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding nearly 100 years ago. The same holds true today. We know the best way to accomplish this is by recruiting and retaining top talent from diverse cultures, life experiences, and world views. With dignity and respect, we value YOU and everything that makes YOU uniquely YOU.
EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets.
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