Assignment Editor

KCRA TV, Sacramento, California

Date PostedDecember 25, 2018
IndustryTV Jobs
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KCRA 3 News is looking for a competitive Digital Desk Editor who will create content for our digital and social media platforms, while taking an active role in a cutting-edge assignment desk geared towards winning the big story and breaking news on all platforms.

“Where the News Comes First” is not only our brand – it’s our deep commitment to journalistic excellence. As the #1 ratings leader in our market, we set the bar high for excellent storytelling, investigative reporting and outstanding breaking news coverage.

The successful candidate will be an excellent journalist and multi-tasker who can edit and create content under constant deadline pressure.

Job Responsibilities:

·Reacts aggressively and decisively to breaking news with or without management present, helping KCRA to win the story on ALL platforms.

·Coordinates morning assignment desk logistics including managing news crews, coordinating with affiliate stations, booking satellite windows and live shots.

·Posts regularly to KCRA digital and social platforms and thrives when asked to send push notifications, coordinate live streams and craft creative, original digital content.

·Thinks creatively and digs deeper to enterprise stories that nobody else is telling.

·Has a finger on the pulse of Northern California’s social media landscape and is able to uncover stories on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms.

·Cultivates and maintains strong relationships with government agencies and public relations representatives, and local newsmakers.

·Adds to the digital desk’s long-term planning and strategic vision.

Experience Requirements:

·One to three years of professional newsroom experience.

·College degree in Journalism or Communications or related field.

·Military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

·Demonstrates exceptional news judgment.

·Demonstrates superb organizational and problem solving skills.

·Multi-tasks efficiently under heavy deadline pressure.

·Proven track record of developing and maintaining contacts.

·Must be able to work weekends and mornings, including holidays.

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