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Full Time Job

Assignment Editor

WEWS

Cleveland, OH 03-26-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WEWS, The E.W. Scripps ABC affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio, is hiring an Assignment Editor. The Assignment Editor will manage newsroom assignments, coordinate logistics and monitor news wires and scanners.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:
• Plan news coverage as directed by news management.
• Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement.
• Make calls to news sources as needed, gain appropriate and actionable information.
• Assist in finding stories, research and track story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points.
• Publish online content.
• Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
• BS/BA in related discipline or equivalent years of experience
• Generally, 3+ years of experience in related field preferred

WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
• Must be organized, self-starter who can work independently
• Basic computer skills; non-linear and production techniques
• Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
• Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism
• Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment
• Ability to write effectively
• May require weekend evening and weekend work

If you are a current Scripps employee, please do not apply on this site. Please access our internal career site at Worklife > My Info > View Open Positions at Scripps.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj09q1-3-230-143-213-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WEWS

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets.