KCPQ/KZJO, the Tribune owned affiliate in Seattle, WA is looking for an experienced assignment editor/digital producer who will be responsible for running the assignment desk while also writing and reporting breaking and developing news stories on Q13FOX.com, and Q13 FOX mobile apps and social media. We want someone who is a content focused, breaking news junkie who can manage field crews and live assets who thrives on being competitive, doesn’t take no for an answer when pursuing a story and has a track record of knowing how to dig up new stories.
The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of reporting, sourcing, transparency and journalism ethics, as well as a mastery of spelling, punctuation, grammar and AP Style. The ability to be detail-oriented, organized and able to prioritize and comfortably multitask under tight deadlines is a must. The right candidate must be able to communicate effectively with crews and producers and juggle logistics, phones, email, setting up interviews while monitoring scanner traffic, twitter feeds, Facebook, and other social media for breaking news and story ideas. We need someone who can handle breaking news with solid judgment and a cool head while keeping key players informed.
The applicant must be able to integrate digital content with broadcast coverage and communicate effectively with show producers and on-air reporters. Familiarity and comfort with Twitter and Facebook are required, and the candidate should understand how social media is an asset to a news organization.
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