Assignment Editor - JR020271

Scripps Media, Inc. Tampa, FL

The Assignment Editor is responsible for managing newsroom assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners.

Key Activities

* Plan news coverage as directed by news management

* Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement

* Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information

* Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points

* Publishing of online content

* Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management

Skills

Education & Experience/Certifications

* Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related discipline

* 3-5 years of experience in broadcast or similar industry preferred

Skills & Abilities

* Must be organized, self-starter who can work independently

* Basic computer skills; non-linear and production techniques

* Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

* Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism

* Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment

* Ability to write effectively

Link to online job announcement

https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=aaae944c3e1525a62b5d04c90ccdb989

Closing Date

2019-02-23