Status: Full-time position
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Job Summary: WAWS/WTEV,a Cox Media Groups television station, has an opening for a full-time assignment editor to coordinate our daily and future news coverage.
Qualifications: Looking for someone with outstanding organizational skills, able to handle pressure situations, and be the ultimate team player. Great attitude is a must. Previous newsroom experience is preferred.
The idela candidate will have a minimum of 1 year of journalism experience.
The ability to sit for extended periods of time, standing, bending, moderate lifting of 25 lbs may be required.
Duties: The Assignment Editors are responsible for monitoring the wires, emails, phone calls, snail mail and scanners for news stories. They are responsible for loading information into the futures files and preparing the next day look ahead. In editorial meetings, they will record the story ideas and move forward applicable ideas. Assignment Editors will work with reporters to help gather information and work sources for leads. Assignment Editors are responsible for generating enterprise story ideas daily. The Assignment Editors will work to make sure all information into the newsroom is disseminated in all platforms accurately. They will produce digital content for our digital platforms including social media and the web. Assignment Editos are responsible for monitoring the competition. They must be able to deal with heavy phone call volume and research stories while successfully multi-tasking in a high pressure, tight deadline newsroom environment. They should have the ability to make sound editorial decisions and react aggressively to breaking news with or without management present. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. The Assignment Editors report to Assignment Manager.
Cox Media Group, a sbusidiary fo Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, and digital media company that include the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With revenues excedding $1.5 billion, company operations include 15 broadcast television stations, one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, four metro newspapers, more than a dozen non-daily publications, and over 100 digital services.
Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Send your resume and links to Jamie Valet, News Assignment Manager, email@example.com