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Digital Assignment Editor at WCNC CHARLOTTE

Digital Assignment Editor

WCNC CHARLOTTE Charlotte, NC Full-Time
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WCNC in Charlotte, NC, is looking for a digital assignment editor to manage and create content for our TV, website, mobile and social media platforms. This hybrid role is part assignment editor and part digital content producer blended into one position, so the ideal candidate would have a passion for breaking news and creating content.

  • Duties include but are not limited to: Writing news stories, gathering information, delivering content on digital platforms, answering phones, listening to police scanners, bringing in live shots from various sources and live streaming. The position is responsible for assigning and dispatching crews, assisting crews with contacts and research and publishing original content to the website.
  • Must be a strong writer and copy editor with excellent editorial judgment, time management and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to prioritize and re-prioritize quickly.
  • A successful candidate will also help enterprise news through beat calls, social media and cultivated sources.
  • We are looking for a proactive, outgoing and creative candidate with journalism experience and technical skills required for this job.
  • Understanding of social media audience engagement and search engine optimization techniques is also preferred.
  • Experience with writing using AP style is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Covering breaking news events as part of a fast-paced assignment /digital team
  • Strong assignment editor/writing skills
  • Solid news knowledge – preferably of the Charlotte market
  • Working in multiple content management systems
  • Editing and managing video on digital platforms
  • Knowledgeable about how to use social media to generate digital traffic and engagement
  • Researching, creating and publishing original content to
  • Ability to identify stories that could go viral
  • Ability to work with reporters to develop assigned stories
  • Working under tight deadlines
  • Planning ahead for social, digital and on-air coverage of events
  • Ability to manage content on a variety of platforms including desktop, mobile sites, apps and social media
  • 2 years’ experience working in news as an assignment editor /digital producer
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage requests from various sources and work well with varied personalities on deadline
  • Experience working in a digital content management system like Wordpress, Lakana, Brightcove, WorldNow and with digital photo and video editing tools
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent in managing news crews and news judgment
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills


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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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Charlotte, NC

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Media - Journalism - Newspaper

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