Full Time Job

News Assignment Editor

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Hoover, AL 07-08-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

ABC 33/40 is 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:
• Minimum of one year 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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