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Assignment Editor, WKBW-TV Buffalo, NY at The E.W. Scripps Company in Buffalo, New York

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

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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About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.