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14 Apr 2023

Full-Time Assignment Editor – WXYZ

PJRetty – Posted by PJRetty Southfield, Michigan, United States

Job Description

WXYZ, The Scripps ABC station in Detroit, Michigan is searching for an Assignment Editor. The Assignment Editor will manage newsroom assignments, coordinate logistics and monitor news wires and scanners.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Plan news coverage as directed by news management

  • Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement

  • Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information

  • Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points

  • Publishing of online content

  • Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related discipline

  • 3-5 years of experience in broadcast or similar industry preferred

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

  • Must be organized, self-starter who can work independently

  • Basic computer skills; non-linear and production techniques

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

  • Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism

  • Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment

  • Ability to write effectively

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How to Apply

www.scripps.com/careers

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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