Status: Full-time position
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Job Summary: WAWS/WTEV, a Cox Media Groups television station, has an opening for a part-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 preferred.
A Bachelor's degree with a major in broadcasting, communications or journalism is preferred.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year of journalism experience.
Duties: The Assignment Editors are responsible for monitoring 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 our platforms accurately. They will produce digital content for our digital platforms including social media and the web. Assignment Editors are responsible for monitoring the competition. They must be able to deal with heavy phone call volume and research stories while successfully multi-tasing 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 the Assignment Manager.
Responsibilities include but not limited to
running assignment desk, liason between managers, reporters and photographers, coordinating crews, story planning/enterprising, developing community relationships, etc.
Send your resume and links to Jamie Valet, News Assignment Manager.