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2 months ago
(12/1/2017 7:03 PM)
Purpose: Coordinate Daily News Coverage while maintaining assignment desk functions
The assignment desk is the center of it all, breaking stories, assigning crews and coordinating with producers. We’re looking for someone who gets a rush from juggling it all. FOX5 is not your boring TV station. We are an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and break news. If you’ve never heard of an assignment editor, don’t . If multi-tasking isn’t your strong suit then this job is not for you. If you’re up for the challenge of telling a great story and delivering breaking news then
Duties and Responsibilities:
Superior written and oral communication skills Responsible for listening to scanners
Responsible for coordinating multiple field crews
Answers phones and email to determine what makes a great story
Coordinates live shots and content sharing with affiliates, CNN, FOX, and other partners
Posts stories to station website and social media sites.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communications background
2 years experience in a top 50 market newsroom
Knowledge of the San Diego area a plus
Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of editorial standards, ethics, and media law
Must have superior organizational skills
Must be able to work under pressure
Must be able to make decisions and take a leadership role
Must have excellent phone skills, be able to take information from a viewer and determine if there is a story
Must have basic writing skills and be able to communicate written and verbally
Must be able to the FOX 5 Filter to any and all stories
Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with people at the station and away from the station
Must be able to represent the station in the community and at station events
Must have a passion for news.
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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