Assignment Desk Manager

News for WTVF
Nashville, Tennessee

posted on October 09, 2017

job posting:

Assignment Desk Manager #13572 Description The Assignment Manager is responsible for managing news assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners, and coordinating the assignment desk staff. Key activities Supervise the assignment desk 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 Find stories, conduct research and track 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 Keep news managers and producers informed on progress of new stories Education & Experience/Certifications Bachelor's degree in communications or in a related field Prior experience as assignment editor, assignment manager, or other related experience Skills & Abilities Basic computer skills; Microsoft Office, non-linear, and production techniques Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment Ability to work independently Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment Ability to write effectively Work environment Work as needed Fast paced Full-Time Internal candidates please apply through WorkLife. External candidates apply at The E. W. Scripps Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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expires on 11/08/2017