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Assignment Editor

logo Location:  Seattle WA
Control #:  110068T
Description:  

The Assignment Editor is responsible for assignment desk news coverage on a variety of shifts, including weekends and overnights, and especially during breaking news. The Assignment Editor will be a dynamic and energetic person who can help manage the news gathering process from the Assignment Desk.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write and post breaking news stories to the newsroom website, KIROTV.com Publish social media updates to KIROís Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Monitor scanners
  • Answer newsroom phones
  • Make calls to people involved in news stories
  • Dispatch field crews
  • Assist other newsroom staff
  • Assignment desk news coverage on a variety of shifts, including weekends and overnights, and especially during breaking news
  • Work well with other managers in achieving newsroom goals
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must have good news judgement Ė the ability to take in all of our incoming news sources, including scanners, emails, phone calls and social media and be able to determine what is breaking news, future news, potential news and what is not

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Some college preferred
  • Some experience on a major market assignment desk is required, at least 1 year of experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of the Puget Sound regionís geography, politics and history is a definite plus

    REASONING ABILITY:

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to clearly communicate

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands and essential physical abilities include: a combination of physical work (standing, walking, lifting and carrying items such as laptop computers, pulling file drawers
  • Sedentary demands include: document review and computer use, including ability to manipulate fingers to operate computer keyboard and mouse
  • Expected to work under deadline constraints and meet precise deadlines (including self-imposed deadlines)
  • Routine interruptions and unforeseen assignments are to be expected

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

    To apply go to http://bit.ly/2SsgqRH

    Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Posted 12/31/18.

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