Contract Job

Assignment Desk Editor

Nexstar

Chicago, IL 08-02-2020
  • Paid
  • Contract
Job Description

WGN-TV is searching for a knowledgeable and ambitious Assignment Editor, for per diem and vacation relief needs.

Responsibilities:
• Plans , prepares, and executes the station's newsgathering functions, including both scheduled newsworthy events as well as 'spot' news and breaking stories
• Helps decide and determine daily story assignments
• Dispatches reporters and photographers in the field
• Assists reporters with researching, developing and setting up their stories
• Assists writers, producers and web staff with gathering information and updating stories
• Responsible for arranging and supervising video feeds
• Scrutinizes a multitude of local resources, media and contacts for potential stories
• Effectively monitors local law enforcement and public safety agencies for breaking stories

Qualifications:
• College degree with several years of major market experience, preferably local
• Must be decisive, forward thinking and possess excellent news judgment
• Strong
organizational skills required
• Should have a working knowledge of the issues, lifestyles and culture that are unique to the Chicago news market
• Candidates also need strong logistical skills and the ability to effectively navigate the local landscape
• Familiarity with local government, municipalities and jurisdictions is essential
• Must be able to work under pressure in a sometimes stressful work environment
• Must be capable of interacting positively and productively with other employees.

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Nexstar
Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.
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