Full Time Job

News Assignment Editor


Chicago, IL 09-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

• Monitor news sources, scanners, digital media to stay informed and develop news stories and ideas
• Make calls to gather information and book some interviews
• Develop, organize and maintain plan for news stories and future planning
• Provide assistance to reporters and producers in gathering story elements and contacts
• Dispatch field crews and assist them with needed elements throughout the day
• Gather information from various sources and cut videos to provide to producers and reporters
• Generate ideas and contribute content to digital platforms

• Minimum 2 years of experience working on a television News Assignment Desk or related position
• Previous work experience requiring excellent organizational skills
• Must work well under pressure and react quickly on tight deadlines
• Experience providing content contributions for digital platforms
• BS/BA degree in Broadcasting, Journalism or related field
• Able to read, write and speak fluently in Spanish and English
• This position is a NABET union-represented job. Hired candidate will be required to join the NABET union upon employment if not already a member

Desired Characteristics
• Strong News judgment and excellent instincts regarding News content
• Ability to work contacts and sources to break stories
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills
• Strong knowledge generating content for Digital Platforms
• Multi-task efficiently; a quick thinker who can handle high-pressure situations on a consistent basis
• Able to work well and contribute within a strong team environment
• Able to work efficiently and productively with initiative
• Must be a self-starter and be a dependable employee
• Willing to work weekends and nights

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyxy9k-3-236-55-22-42 in your application.