- Full Time
The assignment desk is the center of it all, breaking stories, assigning crews and coordinating with producers. We’re looking for someone who gets a rush from juggling it all. FOX40 is not your boring TV station. We are an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and break news. If you’ve never heard of an assignment editor, don’t apply. If multi-tasking isn’t your strong suit then this job is not for you. If you’re up for the challenge of telling a great story and delivering breaking news then apply online.Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:Superior written and oral communication skills
Responsible for listening to scanners
Responsible for coordinating multiple field crews
Answers phones and email to determine what makes a great story
Coordinates live shots and content sharing with affiliates, CNN, FOX, and other partners
Posts stories to station website and social media sites.
Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:Extensive knowledge of editorial standards, ethics, and media lawMust have superior organizational skillsMust be able to work under pressure.Must be able to make decisions and take a leadership role.Must have excellent phone skills, be able to take information from a viewer and determine if there is a story.Must have basic writing skills and be able to communicate written and verbally.Must be able to apply the FOX40 Filter to any and all stories.Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with people at the station and away from the stationMust be able to represent the station in the community and at station events.Must have a passion for news.Working Relationships:Must be able to work with people throughout the newsroom and different departments within the station.Must be able to work with the public and public officials
Supervisory Responsibility:Responsible for news crews during your shift, including approving missed meals and overtime, and stringer purchases
Training Requirements:General SafetyOpus, TONS, MPLS, Outlook, P2P
Physical Demands:Required to sit and stand for long periods of timeHeavy phone and computer usageMust be able to reach above shoulder levelMust be able to lift 25 pounds
Work Environment:Work performed primarily in an office environmentMay be exposed to noise
Personal Protective Equipment:NoneQualifications
Education and Experience:Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communications background preferred2 years experience in a top 50 market newsroomKnowledge of the Sacramento area a plus
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