Full Time Job

Assignment Desk Manager


Bristol, VA 03-24-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

WCYB/WEMT has an immediate opening for an Assignment Desk Manager. The ideal candidate will guide daily news content and coverage for our on-air and digital platforms. This includes dispatching News Reporters and Photographers and review news scripts for fairness, balance and accuracy. You will work closely with producers, reporters and videographers on daily news story selection and coverage. As a newsroom leader, the expectation is that you will lead by example with a positive, team-oriented approach. Additional responsibilities include writing news stories for broadcast, digital and social media platforms, coordinating breaking news coverage, and producing newscasts, as needed. Previous assignment editor and supervisory experience preferred.

Some additional responsibilities of our Assignment Desk Manager will include
• Oversee daily newscasts to ensure we are serving our local communities by sharing relevant information to alert, protect and empower our audiences
• Help manage newsroom and handle breaking news situations to empower and grow our audiences
• Collaborate with News Directors and other station managers to create special projects and content
• Developing sources and contacts in the community to assist with news story development

What skills we are looking for pertaing to this position:
• Ability to preform well under pressure, experience managing breaking news and meeting strict deadlines
• Ability to identity problems and provide solutions
• A strong commitment to journalistic standards and ethics
• Extraordinary people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating
• Strong organizational and logistical skills
• A college degree in Journalism or a related field is preferred
• Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives

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