Assistant Assignment Editor

Westbrook, Maine
Jan 03, 2020
Metro Area
Full Time

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 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   


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

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