Assignment Editor

News for WEWS
Cleveland-Akron, Ohio

posted on July 31, 2019

job posting:

Cleveland, OH - WEWS Primary Purpose The Assignment Editor is responsible for managing newsroom assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners. Key Activities • 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 • Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking 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 Skills Education & Experience/Certifications • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related discipline • 3-5 years of experience in broadcast or similar industry preferred Skills & Abilities • Must be organized, self-starter who can work independently • Basic computer skills; non-linear and production techniques • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment • Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism • Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment • Ability to write effectively

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expires on 10/29/2019