WXIN/WTTV, A Tribune Broadcast station, is looking for a full-time Assignment Editor who understands the changing environment of how to discover, track and break stories. The successful candidate will also write and post content for the station’s website, as well as update station social media sites. This position must also help organize news coverage and use station resources efficiently. College degree in related field and familiarity with SNG/ENG operations desired. There are various positions available with opportunities for Day, Evening and Weekend shifts.
Helps manage and assign news crews. Monitors scanner traffic, internet and social media outlets for breaking news stories. Writes and posts content to the station’s websites. Updates station’s social media sites. Makes phone calls to find and confirm news. Helps organize coverage plans; helps manage station vehicles, including live and satellite trucks. Duties may also include some production responsibilities.
College degree preferred. Prior experience in broadcast journalism. Working familiarity with ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and SNG (Satellite News Gathering) operations. Candidates may be considered with experience in another area of television news. Effective writing skills. Strong abilities with web and social media outlets. Good organizational and communication skills. Stays informed on current affairs. Can perform duties and make decisions under deadline pressure.