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Assignment Manager job in Columbus at WBNS-TV, A TEGNA Company

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Assignment Manager at WBNS-TV, A TEGNA Company

Assignment Manager

WBNS-TV, A TEGNA Company Columbus, OH Full Time
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WBNS 10TV in Columbus, OH is looking for a dynamic Assignment Manager to lead our daily newsgathering efforts across all platforms. The successful candidate will have superior news judgment, a collaborative approach to newsgathering, the ability to develop sources within the community and coach a team of assignment and digital editors.


  •  Ensure we are gathering the right mix of stories each day
  •  Lead a quick response to breaking news
  •  Clearly communicate needs and logistics to news team
  •  Lead our event and future day planning efforts
  •  Be knowledgeable of state and local governmental operations

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  •  3-5 years of management experience preferred or correlating years of experience in assignment roles
  •  Possesses knowledge and experience in journalism and storytelling. Demonstrates creativity and innovation ideally in both Digital and Broadcast mediums.
  •  Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of traditional and social media platforms, their respective participants (web, app, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
  •  Experience with audience feedback tools like CrowdTangle, Chartbeat, Google Analytics, etc.
  •  Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
  •  Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  •  Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events



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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Columbus, OH

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Media - Journalism - Newspaper

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