Assignment Editor

WTAE TV, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date PostedDecember 26, 2017
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified

Job Description:

WTAE-TV, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA is looking for a newsroom AssignmentEditor. The ideal candidate has good news judgment, the ability to juggle multiple time-critical situations, good communication skills to deal with news crews and the general public, a working knowledge of police scanners and Broadcastify, and the ability to remain level-headed during breaking news. The ability to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms and apps to find stories, track breaking news and to connect with viewers is also a must.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Aggressively cover breaking news in a competitive news market.
  • Track assignments from conception to on-air execution.
  • Maintain follow-ups, develop sources, build idea files and monitor scanners/phones.
  • Post stories to the station’s digital and social media platforms

Experience Requirements:

  • At least one to two years of experience in a television newsroom.
  • Must have computer and software experience.
  • Must be a strong storyteller and an independent problem-solver.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Ability to work varied shifts including nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • College Degree preferred
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