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Assignment Editor at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Primary Purpose


The Assignment Editor is responsible for managing newsroom assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners.


Key Activities


  • 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
  • Publishing of online content
  • Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management




Education & Experience/Certifications

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

Skills & Abilities

  • Must be organized, self-starter who can work independently
  • Basic computer skills; non-linear and production techniques
  • 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


Work Environment


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