Full Time Job

Assignment Desk Editor


Salt Lake City, UT 04-12-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
KUTV, Utah's news source on your phone, tablet, and TV, is seeking an Assignment Desk Editor to join our growing team and support all facets of our news department. This is a hybrid position that will allow the successful candidate to be on the front lines of generating and publishing content on all KUTV platforms. This person works collectively with our assignment desk team and our digital team.

• This person is responsible for generating and developing news stories.
• Other duties include monitoring scanners, viewer tips, phone calls, social media sources, and other local and national news sources.
• Responsible for assigning field crews and coordinating coverage plans with news producers and managers and assisting reporters in gathering information for stories in progress.
• Must be able to assess the importance of current events, react quickly to breaking news, and communicate effectively with staff members.
• Must be forward looking to assist in planning for future events and needed follow-ups heading into the next shift.
• The ability to edit, write and manage news stories, photos, videos, live streaming and interactive content for all digital platforms, including, mobile, social media and emerging technologies.
• The ability to react to and post breaking news quickly and accurately and will keep in constant communication with news producers and managers as stories develop.
• Must be proficient with various social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
• Other duties may be assigned.

• Demonstrates an ability to adequately balance the demands of the news desk (email, phones, court checks, beat checks, planner management, story prep) while accommodating reporter and producer requests, and any special projects.
• This position requires consistent ability to recognize and pitch stories that are important to our viewers and make for compelling television.
• Experience is always welcomed, but success in this position is more reliant on the ability to thrive under pressure, be a self-starter, think on your feet, and be on the constant lookout for the next big story.
• Strong writing and editing abilities
• Excellent project management and communication skills
• Solid news judgment is key
• Knowledge of AP style a plus
• Computer skills
• Strong understanding of web technologies
• Professional-working knowledge of social media platforms and engagement are required
• Microsoft Office and Adobe CS Suite skills needed
• Video editing skills a plus

• College degree in Digital Media, Journalism or Communications strongly preferred
• 1-2 years' of related experience preferred
• This position reports to the Executive Producer of Digital News but must be able to take direction from multiple sources, including news producers and reporters.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re0245-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.