Full Time Job

News Desk Manager


Universal City, CA 09-13-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
• Work closely with the Executive Producer and Producers to execute on directives including budget management, staffing oversight, and post/deliverables.
• Represent the show and brand across multiple functions and departments, including to third party and vendors, developing strategic relationships, and responding to corporate directives and objectives.
• Monitor news sources, scanners, digital media to stay informed and develop news stories and ideas.
• Make calls to gather information and book interviews.
• Develop, organize and maintain plan for news stories and future planning.
• Provide assistance to reporters and producers in gathering story elements and contacts.
• • Gather information from various sources and cut videos to provide to producers and reporters.
• Understand and follow all journalistic News Guidelines as assigned by corporate.
• Generate ideas and contribute content to digital platforms.
• Ensure projects meet predetermined deliverable specs and time/budget requirements.
• Oversee News Team's content from conceptualization through the various stages of execution, to include: Research/Writing/ Producing and Post.
• Diligent about production paperwork, music reporting, legal guidelines, journalistic standards, and adhering to the on-air working practices.

• 5+ years of experience working on a television News Assignment Desk or related position.
• Previous work experience requiring excellent organizational skills.
• Must work well under pressure and react quickly on tight deadlines.
• Experience providing content contributions for digital platforms.
• BS/BA degree in Broadcasting, Journalism or related field.

Desired Characteristics:
• Strong News judgment and excellent instincts regarding News content.
• Ability to work contacts and sources to break stories.
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
• Strong knowledge generating content for Digital Platforms.
• Multi-task efficiently; a quick thinker who can handle high-pressure situations on a consistent basis.
• Able to work well and contribute within a strong team environment.
• Able to work efficiently and productively with initiative.
• Must be a self-starter and be a dependable employee.
• Willing to work weekends and nights.

Additional Information

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