Full Time Job

News Assignment Editor

KPTM

Omaha, NE 07-13-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

KPTM/KXVO are seeking an detail oriented, aggressive, energetic, and creative full-time News Assignment Editor!

Skills and Experience:
• Assign and track news crews
• Identify and develop daily content
• Write and post content to station website and social media sites
• Compelling and accurate writing
• Listen to scanners and react to breaking news, make beat checks, monitor web sites and social media, react to developing news
• Develop and maintain contacts and sources to enterprise story ideas
• Listen for and respond to breaking news
• Assisting in the efficient operations of the assignment desk

Requirements and Qualifications:
• 1-2 years of assignment desk experience
• 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
• Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, and emerging social media platforms
• Bachelor's degree with a major in journalism is also preferred

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

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