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Assignment Editor

JOB DESCRIPTION:
ASSIGNMENT EDITOR Sunflower Broadcasting, Wichita, KS (DMA) Schurz Communications Do you excel at winning breaking news and weather? Are you the kind of person that knows how to cover a story bigger and better than anyone else? Are you willing to go out of your way, working harder than everyone else to get an accurate story on the air first? Then this job is for you! KWCH-TV is looking for an organized and highly-motivated person to run the night-side assignment desk. The ideal candidate will be aggressive at finding and helping to report breaking news. He/she will be connected to the community and/or willing to foster relationships that lead to news stories and tips. Experience on the assignment desk a positive, but not a must. The Assignment Editor keeps track of news crews, listens to police scanners for breaking news information, updates the daily planner, keeps up with important court dates, answers the phones, and sorts and responds or forwards newsroom emails. Assignment Editors fill in for producers as needed. We’re seeking someone with 1-3 years of applicable experience, with a high school degree/GED (some college preferred). A valid driver’s license is also required. The successful candidate will join a team of dedicated and experienced news professionals responsible for delivering 47 hours of news, across a network of stations and multi-media platforms, to a 67-county DMA. The position offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package, including group health & dental, paid time off, 401(k) and more. KWCH is owned by a wonderful parent company, Schurz Communications, which is headquartered in Mishawaka, IN. More information on Schurz is available via the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OuMd2ikx7k&feature=youtu.be

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Interested candidates please visit the following web site: www.schurz.jobs and search Requisition Number SUN1369 to learn more about the position and apply.

DEADLINE: 2013-08-13