Assignment Desk Editor
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

Job Description

WTSP, the CBS affiliate in Tampa, Florida, (market 12) is looking for an assignment editor/digital content producer to join our award-winning team. This is a fast-paced hybrid position for someone who has both assignment desk and digital producing experience.

 

The position is responsible for assigning and dispatching news crews, assisting news crews with contacts and research along with publishing original content for wtsp.com and our social media accounts. The position also requires monitoring all local news beats and trending digital sources to evaluate and assign coverage for all platforms at WTSP.

 

The right candidate is a strong assignment desk editor and writer. Someone who can run an assignment desk and help find and develop original, engaging content that drives social engagement using text, video, and multimedia and can work well as part of a technically savvy team that collaborates with content producers and reporters to develop valuable, relevant content on all platforms.  A strong working knowledge of the Tampa Bay area is important.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Covering breaking news events as part of a fast-paced assignment /digital team
  • Strong assignment editor/ writing skills
  • Solid news knowledge – preferably of the Tampa Bay market
  • Working in multiple content management systems
  • Editing and managing video on digital platforms
  • Knowledgeable about how to use social media to generate digital traffic and engagement
  • Researching, creating, and publishing original content to wtsp.com
  • Ability to identify potentially viral stories 
  • Ability to work with reporters to develop assigned stories
  • Working under tight deadlines
  • Planning ahead for social, digital and on air coverage of events
  • Ability to manage content on a variety of platforms including desktop, mobile sites, apps and social media

Job Requirements

  • Three years’ experience working in news as an assignment editor /digital producer 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage requests from various sources and work well with varied personalities on deadline
  • Experience working in a digital content management system like Wordpress, Lakana, Brightcove, WorldNow and with digital photo and video editing tools
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent in managing news crews and news judgment 
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills

 

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

 

 

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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About Us

If you are looking for an exciting, cutting-edge atmosphere where you can thrive and develop your professional skills, WTSP 10News is the place to be. We are looking for talented individuals who want to grow and succeed. We will invest in training and encourage professional growth.  People who work at WTSP 10News love being here and you will too.