Full Time Job

Assignment Editor

Nexstar

Chicago, IL 09-05-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
WGN-TV is searching for a knowledgeable and ambitious Assignment Editor for a full time position to include weekends.

Responsibilities:
• Plans, prepares, and executes the station's newsgathering functions, including both scheduled newsworthy events as well as 'spot' news and breaking stories
• Helps decide and determine daily story assignments
• Dispatches reporters and photographers in the field
• Assists reporters with researching, developing and setting up their stories
• Assists writers, producers and web staff with gathering information and updating stories
• Responsible for arranging and supervising video feeds
• Scrutinizes a multitude of local resources, media and contacts for potential stories
• Effectively monitors local law enforcement and public safety agencies for breaking stories

Requirements:
• College degree with several years of major market experience, preferably local
• Must be decisive, forward thinking and possess excellent news judgment
• Strong organizational skills required
• Should have a working knowledge of the issues, lifestyles and culture that are unique to the Chicago news market
• Candidates also need strong logistical skills and the ability to effectively navigate the local landscape
• Familiarity with local government, municipalities and jurisdictions is essential
• Must be able to work under deadline pressure

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkep50-3-238-95-208-42 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.