Assistant Assignment Editor

Location
Westbrook, Maine
Salary
competitive
Posted
Jul 19, 2018
Function
Production
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

Job Description: WMTW Portland, Maine’s ABC affiliate is looking for a smart, creative and enthusiastic newsroom professional to join our award winning team in Portland, Maine.  A vision for success is critical, as is a drive to win weather, breaking news and the big story as we live the Maine’s Total Weather & News brand every day.  The candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task in the most efficient manner with exceptional communication skills, under strict deadlines.  

 

Job Responsibilities:                                                  

 

  • Maintain contact with various police, business, and government agencies.
  • Answer phones, dispatch crews, listen to scanners/pager, follow social media to develop stories for use on-air and digitally.
  • Manage dayfile/planner-inputting information on upcoming events with background and contact information. 
  • Coordinate and fulfill requests from other Hearst and ABC affiliates, as well as the network.
  • Working with and guiding reporters in story production.
  • Selecting and writing content for wmtw.com and the WMTW Mobile App.
  • Create social media posts for use on the station Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Ability to work varying shifts, including nights, overnights, and weekends.

 

Experience Requirements:

 

  • Previous experience in a newsroom preferred

 

Qualifications Requirements:                                    

 

  • Strong news judgment, ethics and knowledge of legal standards are a must. 
  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar, and copy-editing skills
  • Someone with a working knowledge of state government and the court system is preferred.
  • Knowledge of CMS, Photoshop, and HTML are a plus, but not required   

Education:

  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field
  • Military training and experience in related field will be considered



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