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Assignment Editor job in Sacramento at KXTV (ABC10)

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Assignment Editor at KXTV (ABC10)

Assignment Editor

KXTV (ABC10) Sacramento, CA Full Time
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Do you thrive on digging for stories, breaking news and connecting with the community? ABC10, the Company-owned ABC Affiliate in Sacramento, California is looking for a dynamic, motivated Assignment Editor to join our team of journalists at one of the best stations in the country. The ideal candidate has great people skills, excellent news judgement, knowledge of northern California and a "seize the day" attitude.

ABC10 is not just a TV station, we are media company showcasing real, relevant content and delivering that content to our consumers where they are and wherever that might be. This team member will set the bar others want to follow in generating content.

Responsibilities

  • Develops and assigns news stories of the day and plans large news event coverage
  • Reviews all news releases, monitors police and fire scanners, and checks social media and other local news sources for story ideas
  • Makes beat calls to maintain relationships with local agencies like police departments, courts, etc.
  • Manages time and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff​
  • Discovers content using online and social media resources as news researching tools
  • Looks for new and innovate ways to deliver information relevant to our customers wherever they are (e.g. television, website, app, social media)

Requirements

  • College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 3 years in a local newsroom preferred
  • Strong communication, conflict management, and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
  • Sound news judgment with the ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations
  • Extensive knowledge of social media, online, mobile, etc. content gathering tools and technologies
  • Ability to write in both broadcast and AP style
  • Ability to cultivate and develop working relationships with local newsmakers and their staff

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply.

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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Job Snapshot

Employee Type

Full-Time

Location

Sacramento, CA

Job Type

Media - Journalism - Newspaper

Date Posted

08/27/2021

Job ID

11113/8917/49818
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