Full Time Job

Assignment Desk Manager

ABC-7

Arlington, VA 07-10-2020
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

ABC7-DC is looking for an experienced Assignment Desk Manager with strong leadership skills who knows how to make contacts, generate story ideas, and react decisively to breaking news.This key member of the newsroom team will be responsible for daily planning, and will also work with mangers on long term planning and projects. Candidates must have strong planning skills, logistical skills and the ability to move crews strategically. We need someone with strong communication skills who can coordinate coverage and problem solve unforeseen obstacles. This person must be able to perform calmly and communicate effectively under pressure.

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
• Responsible for short and long term planning
• Assisting in the efficient operations of the assignment desk

Requirements and Qualifications:
• Minimum of three 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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