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Assignment Desk Editor

JOB DESCRIPTION:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and set up news story assignments.
  • Monitor scanners, phones and television broadcasts for breaking news stories.
  • Answer news assignment desk phone and notate viewer comments or forward call to appropriate news employee.
  • Assess importance of breaking news and present to Assignment Supervisor or Executive Producer for possible cut-in or priority assessment.
  • Assign reporters and photographers to cover events/stories that are determined to be of interest, in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate interaction with field crews and station.
  • Maintain files of news events pending and can be scheduled in advance.
  • Develop and cultivate local and area news sources.
  • Participate creatively in story creation meetings.
  • Delivers content for 3TV`s multiple digital platforms daily.
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two to three years experience working on a news assignment desk or equivalent, preferred.
  • College degree in broadcasting or related field preferred.
  • Must be familiar with live shot, both microwave and satellite, technology.
  • Able to develop news stories from wires, police scanners and reporter ideas.
  • Able to work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong writing abilities with excellent grammatical and research skills.
  • Ability to work well as a team, as well as independently.
  • Excellent computer and typing skills.
  • Basic journalistic skills and editorial judgment for writing scripts.
  • Excellent customer service skills and able to work well under constant pressure.

HOW TO APPLY:
If you qualify for the position please send resumes to:
KTVK, Attention Assignment Desk Manager
5555 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013; careers@azfamily.com or fax- (602) 207-3336 EOE. No Calls Please.

It is the policy of this station not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of the person's age, race, color, creed, religion, genders, handicap, sexual orientation, national origin, and all other protected classes. Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission.

DEADLINE: 2013-02-02