Assignment Editor

News for WGN-TV
Chicago, Illinois

posted on February 16, 2023

job posting:

WGN-TV is searching for a full-time Assignment Editor with solid news judgment and instincts, able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. 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 -Monitors social media for stories and tips -Assists writers, producers and web staff with gathering information and updating stories -Responsible for arranging and supervising video feeds, including Zoom conference calls -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 -Assignment Editor experience preferred -Should have a working knowledge of the issues, lifestyles and culture that are unique to the Chicago news market -Must be decisive, forward thinking and possess excellent news judgment -Strong organizational and logistical skills -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 200 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 68% 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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