Assignment Editor

KCRA-TV Sacramento, CA

KCRA 3 News is looking for a competitive Digital Desk Editor who will create content for our digital and social media platforms, while taking an active role in a cutting-edge assignment desk geared towards winning the big story and breaking news on all platforms.

“Where the News Comes First” is not only our brand – it’s our deep commitment to journalistic excellence. As the #1 ratings leader in our market, we set the bar high for excellent storytelling, investigative reporting and outstanding breaking news coverage

The successful candidate will be an excellent journalist and multi-tasker who can edit and create content under constant deadline pressure.


Job Responsibilities:

· Reacts aggressively and decisively to breaking news with or without management present, helping KCRA to win the story on ALL platforms.

· Coordinates morning assignment desk logistics including managing news crews, coordinating with affiliate stations, booking satellite windows and live shots.

· Posts regularly to KCRA digital and social platforms and thrives when asked to send push notifications, coordinate live streams and craft creative, original digital content.

· Thinks creatively and digs deeper to enterprise stories that nobody else is telling.

· Has a finger on the pulse of Northern California’s social media landscape and is able to uncover stories on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms.

· Cultivates and maintains strong relationships with government agencies and public relations representatives, and local newsmakers.

· Adds to the digital desk’s long-term planning and strategic vision.


Experience Requirements:

· One to three years of professional newsroom experience.

· College degree in Journalism or Communications or related field.

· Military experience will be considered.


Qualifications Requirements:

· Demonstrates exceptional news judgment.

· Demonstrates superb organizational and problem solving skills.

· Multi-tasks efficiently under heavy deadline pressure.

· Proven track record of developing and maintaining contacts.

· Must be able to work weekends and mornings, including holidays.

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