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Assignment Desk Editor


Edward R Murrow Award Winning Broadcaster WJZY, the FOX O&O duopoly in Charlotte, NC is looking for an Assignment Editor responsible for gathering story info from various news sources and determining the newsworthiness. 


The ideal candidate will make decisions on what stories to cover and assign/dispatch crews. Must be aggressive and thorough in responding to breaking news. Research and select news stories through multiple sources including: news wires, websites, social media, newspapers, scanners and email. The candidate will be responsible for daily communication with police and government officials and agencies. The incumbent must develop reliable sources to help in obtaining, and confirming information for newscasts. Secure and organize elements for newscasts such as electronic audio and video files, photos and documents. Must have broad working knowledge of online databases, as well as broad working knowledge of court and police procedures. Write and publish stories for and consistently publish to social media channels. Coordinate, dispatch and communicate with crews to planned and breaking news events. Work closely with reporters, producers and managers to develop stories and story ideas. Answer viewer calls and emails and speak with community contacts. Perform other duties as assigned. College degree preferred. 


A minimum of three years’ experience in TV news, including assignment desk experience preferred. Must be well organized and able to manage multiple projects. Must demonstrate outstanding news judgment and good news writing skills. Must be able to deal effectively with people, work in a fast-paced environment and under tight deadlines. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. The candidate must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews and AVID search, editing and graphics systems. Strong communication skills are a must and must be able to complete required administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner.


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Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2017-08-25