Assignment Editor

News for KMOV
St Louis, Missouri

posted on March 29, 2017

job posting:

Assignment Editor KMOV Missouri-St Louis Job Description ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 45% - Monitors police and fire scanners and quickly responds to reports. Assembles reporters and crews for story coverage. Communicates with newsroom staff and informs producers of breaking news 35% - Sets up and assigns news stories to reporters and photographers. Coordinates logistics for reporters and photographers. Coordinates live and tape feeds from live trucks and satellite sources. Maintains communication with news producers regarding developing and future stories. 10% - Monitors additional news sources including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and internet. Coordinates with public and news sources by telephone and in person. 10% - Maintains story files. Establishes contacts with police and public information officials. Updates assignment files with relevant information including addresses, phone/pager numbers. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION: Bachelorís Degree in Broadcast Communications, Journalism or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience. EXPERIENCE: Minimum 1 year previous experience preferred. SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must possess exceptional news judgment and organizational skills. Must possess in depth knowledge of current events. Good communication skills. Ability to select stories for reporting and effectively coordinate coverage with newsroom staff and the public. Ability to work a flexible work schedule including nights and weekends. Job#JR02516

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expires on 05/13/2017