WSMV a Meredith Corporation TV Station is searching for an Assignment Editor that will coordinate the news gathering efforts of News Reporters/Photographers.
This position also assists with producing, writing, and assembling the newscast. The work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including on-air, website, app and social media.
55% Generate news story ideas by researching reporter leads,
newspapers, monitoring emergency scanners, magazines, and other potential news sources. Orders satellite feeds. Writes and posts video for newsroom website.
20% Maintains communications with in-house staff
and field news crews, and MMJs, for proper coordination of news gathering efforts. Schedules interviews for news crews.
15% Responds to all incoming calls from the
public, viewers, and from reporter/photographers in the field. Maintains daily contact with police and fire agencies
5% Coordinates reports from affiliate stations
and local stringer reports. Reviews and files all newsroom incoming mail and faxes. Maintains news files.
5% Writes story summary to include follow-up
ideas and suggestions for the staff.
Nashville - 37209
College degree preferred in communications, broadcasting
or journalism. One year experience in radio or television or
Knowledge of all news gathering equipment and sources.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups of individuals.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure
of tight deadlines and last-minute changes. Ability to be inquisitive and self-directed while gathering news in a fast-paced and competitive environment. EOE
We are always on the lookout for bright, creative talent to be part of the Meredith team.
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