Assignment Editor

News for WGN-TV
Chicago, Illinois

posted on January 11, 2022

job posting:

WGN-TV is searching for a knowledgeable and ambitious Assignment Editor for a full time position to include weekends. Responsibilities: -Plans, prepares, and executes the station's newsgathering functions, including both scheduled newsworthy events as well as 'spot' news and breaking stories -Helps decide and determine daily story assignments -Dispatches reporters and photographers in the field -Assists reporters with researching, developing and setting up their stories -Assists writers, producers and web staff with gathering information and updating stories -Responsible for arranging and supervising video feeds -Scrutinizes a multitude of local resources, media and contacts for potential stories -Effectively monitors local law enforcement and public safety agencies for breaking stories Requirements: -College degree with several years of major market experience, preferably local -Must be decisive, forward thinking and possess excellent news judgment -Strong organizational skills required -Should have a working knowledge of the issues, lifestyles and culture that are unique to the Chicago news market -Candidates also need strong logistical skills and the ability to effectively navigate the local landscape -Familiarity with local government, municipalities and jurisdictions is essential -Must be able to work under deadline pressure Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 199 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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