Full Time Job

Assignment Editor

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Seattle, WA 03-17-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Listen to scanners and react to breaking news
• Make beat checks, monitor web sites and social media, react to developing news
• Build contacts and contribute story ideas
• Help plan for all newscasts
• Answer phones and check tip lines and emails
• Set up stories
• Help create evergreen files
• Keep track of big stories and track developments
• Put in PDR's for documents, 911 calls and more
• Help reporters research stories and find supporting documentation
• Coordinate crews
• Communicate effectively with producers and managers
• Write for KOMONews.com in breaking news situations, which included editing video
• Post to social media in breaking news situations
• Conduct interviews virtually to help increase content

Required skills and qualifications include, but are not limited to:
• Minimum three (3) years of assignment desk experience
• Commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills
• General knowledge and interest in local, national and world news
• Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
• Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media

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