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Assignment Editor / Assoc Producer Hyb

Nexstar

Indianapolis, IN 8 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
The Assignments Editor answers incoming news calls and assigns daily news stories according to the news personnel available.
• Monitor scanners and field assignment desk phone calls
• Receive and investigate news tips; Gather and prepare story items for the newscast
• Assist and sometimes create the digital reporting on respective web pages and social media accounts
• Support newscast Producers and assist in writing stories
• Manage logistics and assign field crews to cover stories
• Demonstrate sense of urgency with breaking news
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Associate Producer experience and/or a very strong desire to learn the skillset required to lend your talents to the operation/products

Requirements & Skills:

Bachelor's degree or 1 year previous newsroom experience preferred
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to develop strong news judgment
• Detail-oriented
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays deemed necessary for the operation
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Fluency in English

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rzpwx7-52-23-219-12-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Nexstar

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.