STATION:KING 5 TV
STATUS:Regular Full Time
Do you thrive on digging for stories, breaking news and connecting with the community?
The Belo-owned NBC affiliate in Seattle is looking for an Assignment Editor who wants to cover more than car accidents and house fires. We are looking for someone who will connect with our community on stories people care about. Great people skills, knowledge of the Greater Seattle area, digital skills and knowledge of social media for gathering news and sending out news content is ideal.
Brief Description of Duties:
Responsible for managing assignments, dealing with logistics, monitoring phones, scanners, wires and keeping up with local contacts to ensure newsroom is aware of all potential stories, especially breaking news. Plans and assigns the news stories of the day and large news event coverage. Deals with time and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff. Uses online and social media resources as news researching tools. Contributes to multiple platforms on a daily basis including writing and editing for the web site and posting on social media. Must be able to work weekend dayside.
College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 3 years in a local newsroom preferred. Excellent people management skills. Strong communication skills, conflict management and customer service skills. Strong organizational skills in a fast paced and deadline driven environment. Requires sound news judgment, the ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations. Must be able to multitask and comfortable with new technology. Understanding of basic setup of Satellite and Microwave technology and be prepared to assist with tuning in live shots and feeds.
KING TV is a subsidiary of Belo Corp. Belo is one of the top media companies in the country and provides a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401(k). If qualified, please send a copy of your resume, and a cover letter, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
HUMAN RESOURCES #K13R29
KING 5 TELEVISION
333 DEXTER AVE N
SEATTLE, WA 98109
King 5 Television is an equal opportunity employer