Assignment Editor
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

Job Description

KUSA / KTVD-TV, 9NEWS Denver is home to employees who demonstrate an urgent, passionate and unmatched commitment to lead and revolutionize information delivery across all platforms. We are looking for an Assignment Editor to join our fast-paced and dynamic newsroom. This position is responsible for content generation and management as well as monitoring phones, scanners and social media and gathering information about ongoing stories and breaking news. The ideal candidate will contribute to all platforms, maintaining a presence on social media, creating unique digital content and shooting and writing stories for broadcast.  

 **This position will work the weekend shift

Responsibilities

  • Reviews all news releases, monitors police and fire scanners, and checks Twitter, Facebook and other local news sources for story ideas
  • Looks for new, innovative ways to deliver information relevant to viewers
  • Develops and assigns news stories of the day and plans large news event coverage
  • Deals with time and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff
  • Contributes to multiple platforms on a daily basis including writing for the website, writing for newscasts, creating graphics, shooting and editing video
  • Makes calls to maintain relationships with local agencies like police departments, courts, etc.
  • Contacts news management in the event of significant breaking news that requires additional resources or would require interrupting regular programming

Job Requirements

Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year newsroom experience; College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Strong communication skills, conflict management, and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills in a fast-paced environment 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
  • Must understand basic setup of Satellite and Microwave technology and be prepared to assist with tuning in live shots and feeds

 

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 35 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. 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

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