Full Time Job

News Assignment Editor

WJLA

Arlington, VA 11-21-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

WJLA-TV in Washington, DC is seeking a bold, energetic, and creative full-time News Assignment Editor!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Gathering news affecting the community
• Preparing story items for presentation in the newscasts
• Assisting in the efficient operation of the assignment desk

Required skills and qualifications include, but are not limited to:
• Minimum of two (2) years of assignment desk experience
• Bachelor's degree in journalism or broadcast media preferred
• 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
• Must be able to identify and coordinate breaking news for both broadcast and digital platforms
• Ability to create and write stories for digital and social media
• Strong planning skills
• Ability to develop and maintain contacts
• Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and content management systems
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and holidays

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

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