Part-Time Assignment Editor

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Aug 16, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

WGAL-TV, Hearst Television's NBC affiliate in Lancaster, PA is looking for a Part-time Assignment Editor who can gather content, distribute it to the newsroom and create content for digital platforms. We want a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Listen to multiple police scanners for breaking news situations.

  • Keep track of crews in the field and maintain communication with them.
  • Gather and organize press releases, emails, phone calls and viewer tips. 

  • Write/edit and publish breaking news, daily news and other content for the station's website, mobile and social media pages. 
  • Ensure content is posted quickly and accurately across all digital platforms.

Experience Requirements:

  • Excellent AP writing skills.

  • Knowledge of digital platforms, especially social media.  Successful candidate will be required to monitor multiple social media accounts in order to gather content and communicate with news makers.
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop and video editing preferred. 

Qualifications Requirements:                                             

  • Must be highly organized.

  • Must have a sense of urgency during breaking news.
  • Be able to remain calm and level-headed in a high pressure breaking news and weather environment.

  • Must have excellent communication skills.

  • Willing to work a variety of shifts including weekends and nights.


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


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