Full Time Job

Assignment Editor


Topeka, KS 06-05-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WIBW:

WIBW has been the News Leader in Northeast Kansas for 70+ years and has a long tradition of excellence. A CBS affiliate, WIBW is located in Topeka, the Capital city of Kansas. Along with consistently high news ratings, we have the #1 website in the market and deliver strong results to our advertisers. Our market is often driven by weather, dating back to the devastating tornado that struck Topeka in 1966. In addition, we are situated between two Big 12 universities, and a short drive from Kansas City. WIBW-TV was the first television station in NE Kansas and continues to produce quality content for our viewers and great results for our clients.

Job Summary/Description:

The assignment editor will assign news personnel to daily stories and plan coverage of daily events. Position requires an organized person who can keep track of the days top stories, while monitoring police scanners, keeping up to date on public meeting agendas, and coordinating with MMJs, photographers, anchors and producers. Requires keeping track of many moving parts in newsroom coverage assignments.

This is a position offering growth and a competitive compensation package including Gray's generous 401(k) match, increased PTO, and free health insurance option.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):
* Planning assignments day before scheduled events
* Assign news crews
* Closely monitor police scanners
* Make phone calls to get information to advance daily news stories
* Tactfully motivate news personnel for best utilization of their individual talents
* Ability to calmly assign multiple news crews in breaking news situations

* Experience working in a TV News Department
* College degree preferred. Candidates who have experience producing news, reporting news and/or managing news personnel professionally or in college also preferred

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WIBW-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1mpke-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.