Senior Assignment Desk Editor
- Full Time
WSOC-TV is looking for a smart, creative and enthusiastic newsroom professional to join our award winning team in Charlotte, NC. We are looking for a newsroom leader with a drive to win weather, breaking news and the big story. The ideal candidate will have a vision for telling stories with value to the viewer. Our next assignment editor must be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task, possess exceptional communication skills and thrive under deadline pressure.
•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 online.
•Manage daybook/planner-inputting information on upcoming events with background and contact information.
•Communicate information on news updates, breaking news to the digital staff.
•Manage logistics of assigning crews, vehicles and/or live gear.
•Coordinate and fulfill requests from other CMG and ABC affiliates, as well as the network.
•Work with reporters in story production, including developing ideas for active live locations.
•Write breaking news updates for web and social media digital content.
•Ability to work varying shifts, including nights, overnights, and weekends.
Qualifications:•Strong news judgment, ethics and knowledge of legal standards are a must.
•Familiarity with use of social media as news gathering tools
•Excellent writing, grammar and copy-editing skills
•Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or equivalent preferred
•Previous experience in a newsroom preferred
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.
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