Full Time Job

Assignment Editor

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Arlington, VA 04-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
We are looking for an Assignment Editor for a Washington, D.C.-based national evening newscast. Our goal is to offer audiences on multiple platforms something different. The kind of coverage they care about, the kind that impacts their lives – but that they cannot find anywhere else.

The position requires strong skills in journalism, leadership, and creativity. The candidate will assist the day-to-day production of evening newscasts. This position will also work closely with the Executive Producer, producers, digital team, reporters, and anchor on the newscast and its content. In this position, you will contribute content to newscasts and digital platforms.

The ideal candidate will have solid news judgment, be a compelling and accurate writer, and be able to multitask and manage their time in order to help put together an exciting and informative newscast. In addition, you must have the ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.

Essential Duties and Requirements include the following:
• Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
• Energy and positivity
• Ability to take direction and work efficiently during breaking news events
• Must work well in a team environment
• Must be a self-starter who can generate his or her own story ideas
• Ability to edit video for stories
• Ability to write and post stories on digital platforms
• Ability to work under deadline and on a flexible schedule is required
• Contribute story ideas to daily editorial meetings
• Conduct interviews when required via, phone, email, Skype, or other methods
• Participate in regular content planning meetings
• Create planning system for daily, weekly, and monthly coverage
• Coordinate special event planning and logistics
• Build and maintain database of news sources and contacts
• Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
• A minimum of three (3) years' experience working as an assignment editor, reporter or content producer in a commercial news operation
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to learn to execute news strategies and goal
• Flexibility and on-the-spot problems solving abilities are a must
• Journalism degree preferred

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!