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Assignments Desk Manager at KENS 5

Assignments Desk Manager

KENS 5 San Antonio, TX Full Time
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KENS 5 is searching for an Assignments Desk Manager to help lead our station in content gathering for all platforms within the newsroom. This person is a creative problem-solver, has strong journalistic judgment, and is detail-oriented with an ability to think creatively. As a manager, this person must maintain composure and know what steps to take as news is developing. They’re also a leader with a track record of building and maintaining a high-performing team.


•  Lead the Assignments Desk Team to help identify and create unique content that evokes emotion.

•  Assist in developing and assigning news stories of the day and future events as well.

•  Develop and research content through social listening and independent sources.

•  Research and teach how to research for facts and credibility.

•  Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.

•  Enterprise news stories.

•  Drive breaking news coverage through gathering information and handling crew logistics

•  Review news releases, monitor police and fire scanners, and check social media and other local news sources for story ideas

•  Makes beat calls to maintain relationships with local agencies like police departments, courts, etc.

•  Looks for new and innovate ways to deliver information relevant to our customers wherever they are (e.g. television, website, app, social media)

•  Represents KENS 5 in conversations with other media organizations about pool coverage and access issues

•  A candidate with previous San Antonio news coverage experience is preferred


•  BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field preferred

•  3+ years of experience preferred

•  Bilingual (English & Spanish) speaking preferred

•  Strong communication, conflict management, and customer service skills

•  Skills in identifying engaging, creative and unique content for all platforms

•  Efficient organizational skills in a fast paced and deadline driven environment

•  Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook

•  Knowledge of ENPS, video cameras and editing is a plus

•  Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines

•  Experience cultivating and developing working relationships with local newsmakers and their staff


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 requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus.


EEO statement:

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. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.

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San Antonio, TX

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Media - Journalism - Newspaper

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