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Weekend Overnight Assignment Desk Editor


New York, NY 07-08-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
NewsNation Weekend Overnight Assignment Desk Editor (New York)

NewsNation is looking for a Weekend Overnight Assignment Desk Editor to work on the network's national assignment desk from our office in New York. The Weekend Overnight Assignment Desk Editor will help ensure that the network is well positioned to cover the day's top stories during our weekend morning news broadcasts and beyond.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Man News Nation's National Assignment desk 10pET-8aET Thursday – Sunday (four 10 hour shifts)
• Identify news of interest to a national audience
• Research stories, conduct outreach to sources to verify information and report out stories
• Gather editorial information and elements to best tell stories including video, audio, and pictures
• Coordinate coverage of news stories: news of day, breaking news, continuing stories with correspondents, producers, and photojournalists
• Maintain direct contact with field teams to offer support, request and confirm live hits
• Monitor social media and clear user generated content
• Monitor competitive broadcasts, cable and digital platforms
• Work with 195 Nexstar-owned T.V. stations to harness additional reporting resources and story elements and to provide News Nation content to stations
• Occasionally coordinate booking of transmission facilities and satellite space for live/tape feeds
• Utilize various file sharing platforms to gather video
• Follow and communicate Rights and Clearances restrictions
• Assist in compiling editorial and logistics notes used by the newsgathering and show teams
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Five to ten years of newsroom experience ideally in national news or a top local market
• Must be willing to work extended or modified shifts as news developments warrant
• Must also be willing to weekdays and holidays as needed
• Strong writing, organizational, and people skills are vital
• Attention to detail is key
• The successful candidate will be a self-starter with excellent communication skills who brings lots of ideas to the table.

Salary Range - $80,000 – 100,000 (Commensurate with experience)

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d95qe4-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $80,000 to $100,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.