KOAT-TV has an opening for a self-motivated individual who
wants to win each day. We are seeking an Assignment Editor with the ability to
capture the essence of what’s happening in the field, and then bring it vividly
into the homes of our viewers. The successful candidate will have a take charge
attitude when it comes to breaking news. We are looking for a smart assignment
editor who finds distinctive enterprise stories and oversees news coverage that
sets us apart. We want a newsroom leader who takes the lead on breaking news.
multiple police scanners which cover more than a dozen agencies throughout
our market—must have great “scanner ears”.
organize press releases, emails, phone calls and viewer tips. Take
initiative and decide which of the above will yield compelling content for
management with content gathering and planning.
producers, digital editors and reporters with story gathering.
Keep track of
crews in the field and maintain communication with them.
and post it to all digital platforms—including but not limited to sending
push alerts, Twitter and Facebook posts.
experience listening to police scanners.
advanced knowledge of digital platforms, especially social media.
Successful candidate will be required to monitor multiple social media
accounts in order to gather content and communicate with news makers.
Either have a
working knowledge of FTP or an ability to learn how to FTP video to other
Familiar with local
newsgathering technology and terminology.
Must be highly
Have the ability
to work multiple projects simultaneously.
Must be able to
foster and maintain professional working relationships with newsmakers.
Have the ability
to gather information from multiple sources simultaneously and quickly
push it out to anchors, reporters, producers and digital editors.
Must have a
sense of urgency and be able to thrive in a high pressure breaking news
and weather environment.
Be able to
remain calm and level-headed during breaking news situations.
excellent communication skills.
Willing to work
a variety of shifts including weekends and nights.
in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field. Or equivalent
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