: Seattle WA
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
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
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
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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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