Full Time Job

Assignment Editor


Detroit, MI 03-21-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WXYZ, The E.W. Scripps ABC station in Detroit, Michigan is searching for an Assignment Editor. The Assignment Editor will manage newsroom assignments, coordinate logistics and monitor news wires and scanners.

• 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, gaining appropriate and actionable information
• Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points
• Write stories for and share content across digital platforms
• Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management

• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related discipline
• 3-5 years of experience in broadcast or similar industry preferred

• Must be organized, self-starter who can work independently
• Basic computer skills; non-linear and production techniques
• Familiarity with using content management systems for posting online content
• 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

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-d8eq6q-3-230-143-213-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.