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Assignment Manager News Broadcast Digital


The Assignment Manager is responsible for being the lead for incoming news stories which includes information gathering, planning and coordinating news coverage across all station platforms. 

Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at


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 & Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
Minimum two years’ experience in news operations
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Flexibility to work any shift

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The Assignment Manager must be able to:

Remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
Conduct telephone conversations
Communicate directly with individuals or groups
Make decisions with little or no supervision
Make decisions that impact the results of co-workers
Work in close proximity to others


Apply online at:

Job Req #:2019-6243

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2019-12-31