Multi-Platform Assignment Editor/News Booker
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

Job Description

12News is looking for a Multi-Platform Assignment Editor/News Booker who can organize, coordinate and help drive the news operations at TEGNA’s flagship local news outlet in Phoenix, AZ.

The person in this role will be more than a traditional assignment editor. He or she will be expected to be a content creator – either directly (writing for our platforms or producing streaming media) or in a supporting role by helping execute the vision of newsroom producers and editors. The role requires a focus on multi-platform storytelling -- broadcast, online and social content; He or She will also be competitive news booker, leveraging contacts and relationships to book exclusive, high profile newsmaker guests

This person must be able to multi-task, skillfully using proprietary databases, government information systems, social media and digital tools to research and discover stories. This role requires exceptional organizing and planning skills.

In this role, you will:

  • Dispatch crews to cover breaking news stories
  • Book high profile exclusive newsmaker guests in the fields of news, politics, pop culture and entertainment
  • Publish content to website and social media accounts.
  • Assemble daily news plans, including reporter/photographer assignments using our Editorial Tracker tool in editorial meetings
  • Work closely with newsroom leadership to plan appropriate staffing for daily and future news gathering
  • Vet incoming news tips and coordinate story gathering
  • Coordinate with producers and station engineers on live shots, including executing Facebook Live and website live streams.
  • Develop and maintain lists of contacts at public agencies, major businesses, nonprofit organizations and other influential entities and individuals.
  • Monitor law enforcement and emergency responder scanner traffic to alert newsroom to breaking news.
  • Monitor digital chatter and real-time tools to alert newsroom to content opportunities.
  • Monitor important news stories for developments
  • Represent 12News in conversations with other media organizations about pool coverage and access issues.
  • Coordinate sharing of resources with other stations in the TEGNA group
  • Be curious about new technologies and tools that could improve the assignment process.
  • Coordinate and dispatch the 12 News shared news helicopter
  • Perform other tasks as required

Job Requirements

Here’s what you need:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience required
  • Experience in a broadcast television newsroom; Network News/Cable News Booking Experience a Plus
  • Strong social media and digital writing skills
  • Strong news judgement skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to write clearly and effectively.
  • Understanding the tenants of professional journalism
  • Knowledge of digital breaking news tools a plus
  • Knowledge of CMS, ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Comfort meeting multiple deadlines per day.

 

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.