Assignment Desk Coordinator

KATU-TV/KUNP-TV, Portland, Oregon

Date PostedJanuary 12, 2017
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KATU, in Portland, Oregon, is seeking an aggressive, energetic, and creative full-time Assignment Desk Coordinator.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Gathering news affecting the community
  • Preparing story items for presentation in the newscasts
  • Assisting in the efficient operation of the assignment desk
  • Updating various social media platforms
  • Updating station website

Required skills and qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of assignment desk experience or producing
  • Commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills
  • General knowledge and interest in local, national and world news
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in journalism is also preferred
  • Position is full-time and will require working a flexible schedule that includes nights and holidays

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

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