Assignment Editor
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

Job Description

At KING 5 we stand for truth. We are also 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 based in Seattle, WA.  The ideal candidate would be comfortable being responsible for content generation and management as well as social media content, breaking news, follow up stories and monitoring incoming newsroom phone calls.

Responsibilities

  • Sound news judgment with the ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations in a 24/7 newsroom
  • React aggressively to breaking news while maintaining calm and control on the desk
  • Effective written and verbal communications, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to gather and distribute accurate, compelling content in an organized manner 
  • Ability to use multiple social media platforms to identify stories that will trend well with audiences 
  • Understanding of court systems and documents, including how to search and locate criminal and civil documents to be distributed to news and digital producers
  • Emphasis on long term story planning, including keeping track of big stories, potential follow ups, and organizing a newsroom calendar
  • Understanding and/or willingness to learn basics of digital producing, including but not limited to, writing and publishing local content and breaking news to the station's website-drafting and publishing posts for the station's social media accounts
  • Must be willing to work a verity of shifts, including nights, weekends, overtime, and breaking news situations as needed
  • Knowledge of the Western Washington area a plus.

Job Requirements

Requirements

 

  • Discover and produce unique, local and engaging content daily and publish to multiple platforms 
  • Help provide editorial guidance and manage logistics to execute daily newsroom content 
  • Monitor a wide variety of public safety radio systems and USG for breaking news. Must have knowledge of their operations, codes, and basic use
  • Must be able to learn specific political, business, and other high-profile people in our area
  • Understand audience insights and metrics, apply to content planning and execution 
  • Collaborate with other TEGNA stations, NBC, affiliates, and Foreign partners (Global TV) to search trending content and publish compelling stories, photos and video from our corporate network across web, mobile and social media platforms 

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

  • COLLEGE DEGREE OR A COMBINATION OF SCHOOL AND ON THE JOB EXPERIENCE ​

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 million social followers.

TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards.

TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service.

In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.

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.

 

Job Snapshot

About Us

We invite you to join KING 5 - one of the most iconic media organizations in the country. KING 5's first broadcast happened more than 70 years ago! Today we are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing more than 12 hours of local news and programming each day across two television stations, KING 5 and KONG, as well as content for king5.com and the mobile app. At KING 5, we are fierce defenders of fact, curious, and always aiming to provide context. We are real people telling real stories. We do things differently and push to break new ground daily. We care about our community because we live here too. Most importantly, WE STAND FOR TRUTH.
KING 5's progressive and innovative reputation began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks. Her values inspire us today - quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our audiences.
When you join KING 5 Media Group, you join a team passionate about these strong values: we are Truth Seekers, we are Real, we are Unique, we are Trailblazers, and we are Here in our community. We look for people with creative and entrepreneurial skills who also share our core beliefs. We embrace new ideas and new technologies and are passionate about re-inventing news across platforms.