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Senior Assignment Desk Editor

Nexstar

Columbus, OH 05-06-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
The Senior Assignment Editor is responsible for being the lead for incoming news stories which includes information gathering, planning and coordinating news coverage across all station platforms. The ideal candidate has a strong sense of news judgement, is persistent, and calm in urgent situations.

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Experience in news gathering, including breaking news
• Proficiency with computers, mobile phones, social media, CMS systems, and other newsroom equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Tracks stories from all sources including government agencies, wire services and community groups
• Dispatches photographers, reporters and other personnel to cover stories including breaking news, exclusive interviews and video shoots that support station priorities
• 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 management team to develop plans for all broadcasts
• Assists in development, planning and follow-up of all news stories
• Interacts with viewers/users as needed
• Answers calls from viewers and sources
• Monitors activity of local law enforcement and other government agencies via electronic scanner equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Flexibility to work any shift, including overnights, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
• Performs other duties as assigned

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8z4yq-35-172-111-71-42 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.