Assignment Manager

Jan 02, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
Caitlin Guindon
Full Time
KTUU, an award-winning station in Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking an Assignment Manager. We’re seeking someone with 2-5 years of broadcast news experience, with at least a year on the assignment desk, to recognize and track news stories, immediately determine coverage needs and assign/coordinate all news resources. This individual will also assist reporters in story set-up, help producers with story development, and coordinate photographer assignments and logistics as coverage needs demand.
A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or a related field is preferred. A valid driver’s license, with a clean driving record, is required.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
• Coordinate with Planning Manager and participate in editorial meetings
• Create, gather, develop, confirm, and set up stories using multiple resources and platforms
• Track and communicate development of news stories and events
• Dispatch News teams to news stories
• Prioritize daily assignments to best meet department goals
• Post TV assignments in newsroom, providing specific details and updates for all assignments
• Manage logistics for assignments
• Answer telephone calls and emails from the public and viewers
• Maintain planning calendar, as needed
• Fill in for Planning Manager if necessary
•Collaborate with Network Assignment Desks and other affiliates via phone and email, as needed
• FTP and/or feed video to field teams, affiliates, sister stations and/or the Network, as requested
• Post and update stories on the web
• Communicate with the web staff during breaking news
• Work ahead to prepare for the next days’ events
• Offer positive leadership as a member of the news team, working to continue the strategic and budgetary goals of the department
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned

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