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Assignment Editor - Wifr

Gray Television

Rockford, IL 04-21-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WIFR:

WIFR is owned by Gray Television, Inc. and is a CBS affiliate. We are located in beautiful Northern Illinois with Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee in our backyard. The Rockford market is an excellent choice for individuals interested in gaining broadcasting experience as well as those looking to make this area their home. Rockford – Small Town Charm with Big City Convenience!

Job Summary/Description:

WIFR-TV is accepting applications for an Assignment Editor. We are looking for someone who values connecting with the communities to join our team as our newsroom assignment editor. We value good people, who appreciate and encourage their teammates.

The successful candidate for this position manages the assignment desk to find relevant, compelling news content for digital and linear platforms. They will help determine the stories we will cover and work with reporters, photographers and producers to determine story selection, elements and backup ideas. They will assign crews and manage our field crews' workflow and live logistics. They also keep the team informed of developments throughout the day, as well as listen to scanners, answer phones and emails, research, and vet story pitches. They will be involved in the long-term planning of stories and news events.

Please note - the primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the duties listed above.

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in journalism is preferred
• Market knowledge is preferred
• Knowledge of editorial standards, journalism ethics, and media law
• Have superior organizational and communication skills
• Know newsroom and field crew workflow
• Demonstrate excellent leadership and people skills
• Must be able to manage under pressure
• Be able to operate as a team member as well as a team leader
• Be coachable, participate in decision-making, and be flexible in recognizing various points of view
• You must have scheduling flexibility and be willing to work outside of regular business hours, including holidays and weekends
• Valid driver's license and good driving record required

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WIFR-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g479pq-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.