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Assignments Editor

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Assignments Editor or Manager answers incoming news calls and assigns daily news stories according to the news personnel available.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Tracks stories from all sources including government agencies, wire services and community groups.
  • Dispatches photographers, reporters and other personnel to cover stories.
  • Coordinates logistics for news personnel.
  • Participates in daily story meetings and supplies a comprehensive list of all possible news stories, and works with the News Director to develop plans for all broadcasts.
  • Assists in development, planning and follow-up of all news stories.
  • Edits video clips as assigned.
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor`s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Minimum two years` experience in news operations.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume to:
ABC 4/KTVX-TV
Attn: Max Calise
2175 West 1700 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104

Email: mcalise@abc4.com

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPTS OF APPLICATIONS; WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF YOUR APPLICATION IS CHOSEN.

DEADLINE: 2013-10-19