• Assignment Editor

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/9/2018 10:04 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-48043
    Category
    News Writers/Producers
  • Overview

    Must be able to thrive in a highly collaborative work environment and when presented with a challenge, doesn’t quit until they find a solution.

    THE PIX11 Assignment Editor must coordinate the gathering of news, generate story ideas, the scheduling and assignment of daily coverage, and the delivery of news material to reporters photographers and Tribune media partners.

     

    Work with news management, producers and reporters to plan well-rounded news coverage. Maintain extensive working files of possible stories, background information and cultivate news sources, including multiple digital platforms.

    Responsibilities

    Gather information about news as it develops and communicate it effectively and accurately to the production team. Collaborate with managers and producers to select stories for coverage and to keep them up to date. Schedule and order facilities including satellite time. Assign and coordinate the distribution of newsgathering equipment. Assist with the scheduling of reporters, truck- op/editors/photographers.

     

    Work accurately under pressure. Dispatch news crews, maintain schedule logs, deal with telephone story tips, listen to police radios, read newswires and e-mail, and stay in contact with sources in order to stay up to date with breaking news.  Take an active role in planning next day coverage.

    Qualifications

    Represent PIX11 News  in a courteous and professional manner.

     

    • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications preferred.
    • Minimum of two years of journalism experience.
    • Must have a commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy.
    • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with general knowledge and interest in local, national and world news, including knowledge of the New York Tri-state area.
    • Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills are preferred.  Working knowledge of data mining and social media platforms.
    • Must have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.

    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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