Full Time Job

Assignment Editor

Fox TV Stations

Milwaukee, WI 11-10-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Fox Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of US television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FOX 6 News is searching for a key player to fill the vital role of Assignment Editor for our award winning news operation. Can you juggle emails, phones, social media and police scanners? Can you direct news crews in breaking news situations? Can you come to work with a positive attitude and ready to beat the competition? If this is you, we want you on our team! Join a company with world-class benefits including a generous time off program and 401k!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

You will be responsible for guiding news coverage on digital and broadcast platforms during your assigned shift. You will work closely with news managers to create compelling content. You will handle ENG and news crew deployment and coordinate live crew assignments. Because we are a multiple platform news operation with a heavy emphasis on our digital platforms, you must know how to use social media, the internet and other emerging technologies to generate news stories and news contacts. You must have the skills to post content and assign resources to a digital platform. This position assists the news producers with story research. You will answer news department phones, support state and national network news partners with information, video and scripts. You will monitor police and fire scanners and email for potential news stories. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have a Journalism or communications degree or related experience. Previous Assignment Desk or Associate Producer experience preferred. Applicant must have excellent news judgment and understand how to use current news gathering tools for both broadcast and digital platforms. Must be organized and be able to prioritize assignments to maximize staff output. Must be able to multi-task and think logistically. Strong communication skills and commitment to the highest standards of journalism is required.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjvybw-52-205-167-104-42 in your application.