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News Assignment Editor

Company: Sinclair Broadcast Group
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

KATU/KUNP are seeking an detail oriented, aggressive, energetic, and creative full-time News Assignment Editor! - -We are looking for an experienced Assignment Editor who knows how to make contacts, generate story ideas, and react decisively to breaking news. Candidates must have strong logistical skills and the ability to move crews strategically. We need someone with strong communication skills who can coordinate coverage and problem solve unforeseen obstacles. This person must be able to perform calmly and communicate effectively under pressure. Ideal candidates will be familiar with the Portland, Oregon region.

Skills and Experience:

Assign and track news crews

Identify and develop daily content

Write and post content to station website and social media sites

Compelling and accurate writing

Listen to scanners and react to breaking news, make beat checks, monitor web sites and social media, react to developing news

Develop and maintain contacts and sources to enterprise story ideas

Listen for and respond to breaking news

Assisting in the efficient operations of the assignment desk

Conduct virtual interviews as needed and record remote events for newsroom use

Requirements and Qualifications:

Minimum of -2 years of assignment desk experience

Commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy

Ability to communicate effectively

Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills

General knowledge and interest in local, national and world news

Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media platforms

Bachelor's degree with a major in journalism is also preferred

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Keywords: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Portland , News Assignment Editor, Advertising , Portland, Oregon

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