Full Time Job

News Assignment Manager

Nexstar

San Diego, CA 10-21-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

ROLE: Individual will coordinate daily news coverage on broadcast and digital platforms, maintain assignment desk functions and perform duties as required as part of FOX 5's news management team.

DESCRIPTION: The assignment desk is the center of it all; breaking stories, assigning crews and coordinating with broadcast and digital producers. FOX 5 is not your boring TV station. We are an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and breaking news. If you've never heard of an assignment editor, don't apply. If multi-tasking isn't your strength, then this job is not for you. If you're up for the challenge of managing a team, growing staff, and helping shape the station's editorial landscape, then apply online.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manages assignment desk staff to find relevant, compelling news content for top-rated daytime and afternoon newscasts
• Leads editorial meetings; decides daily broadcast and digital content, assign crews & manages field crews' workflow and live logistics throughout day
• Works with reporters, photographers, producers to determine story selection, elements and backup ideas
• Keeps team informed of developments throughout day
• Listens to scanners, answers phones and emails, researches and vets out pitches to determine what makes a great story
• Coordinates live shots and content sharing with affiliates, CNN, FOX and other partners
• Represents and enforces station policy in resolution of situations that may arise
• Maintains various station accounts used by the desk for gathering and confirmation information
• Be involved in long term planning of stories and news events
• Posts stories to station digital platforms and social media sites
• Executes performance reviews, hire and grow staff
• Other duties as they arise

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor's Degree in Journalism preferred; minimum 3-years experience in a top 50 market newsroom
• Knowledge of San Diego area a plus

REQUIREMENTS/JOB SKILLS:
• Extensive knowledge of editorial standards, ethics and media law
• Must have superior organizational skills; be an effective communicator, both oral and written
• Must be nimble with technology, have thorough knowledge of newsroom & field workflow
• Must demonstrate excellent leadership and motivational skills
• Must be able to manage a large staff under extreme pressure in a fast-paced environment
• Must be able to direct the efforts of on-air reporters
• Must be able to operate as a team member as well as a team leader
• Must be able to take suggestions, participate in decision-making, and be flexible in recognizing various points of view
• Must be capable of interacting productively with other employees of the station.

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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.