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Full Time Job

Manager, Assignments

Nexstar

Cleveland, OH 05-01-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The Assignment Manager is responsible for being the lead for incoming news stories which includes information gathering, planning and coordinating news coverage across all station platforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Tracks stories from all sources including government agencies, wire services and community groups
• Dispatches photographers, reporters and other personnel to cover stories
• Coordinates logistics for news personnel
• Participates in daily story meetings and supplies a comprehensive list of all possible news stories and works with the News Director to develop plans for all broadcasts
• Assists in development, planning and follow-up of all news stories
• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
• Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements and Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Minimum two years' experience as an Assignment Editor or Manager
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Flexibility to work any shift

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
• Must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0xkoe-3-215-186-30-42 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.