Assignment Editor

News for WTHI-TV
Terre Haute, Indiana

posted on August 24, 2017

job posting:

WTHI-TV is seeking an experienced Assignment Editor to join our award-winning team. We’re a smaller market station, but we take news seriously. We’re a dominant #1 station with great resources and a long tradition of success. Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  Assist in the day-to-day news gathering efforts for the news department  Help determine coverage needs  Maintain file of planned news events  Generate source-driven, compelling daily story ideas  Help conduct daily story meetings  Verify news stories through research  Make beat calls and develop news contacts and sources  Monitor police/fire scanners, email tips, news releases, faxes and phone tips for breaking news and story updates  Update newsroom staff and web team of news items and story updates  Coordinate support for crews in the field who need calls made and stories set up  Coordinate sharing of video with network, outside news services and “sister” stations  Participate in planning of future news coverage with News Director  Assist in supervision of live shots and newsroom operations when needed  Other job related duties as required Job Requirements:  Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment under pressure of strict deadlines  Good geographic knowledge of Wabash Valley  Strong news judgment and leadership skills  College degree in journalism or related field (preferred)  Previous experience in journalism/communications (preferred)  Valid Indiana or Illinois driver’s license and clean criminal/driving record  Ability to operate basic office equipment including a personal computer, telephone, fax machine and copier Special Skills (Preferred):  Non-linear video editing  ENPS ********* EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED ********* About Heartland Media: Heartland Media offers strong benefits including health, vision, dental and life insurance for full time employees and a 401(k) contribution plan for eligible employees.

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expires on 12/31/2017