Job Posting for Assignment Editor - Part Time at Hubbard Broadcasting
The Assignment Editor is essential in coordinating and distributing news coverage assignments to reporters and photographers to cover breaking news and meet deadlines.
Monitor public safety scanners, fixed cameras, social media and e-mail while answering phones and keeping the newsroom informed of significant events and breaking news.
Assist news team in coming up with story ideas and gathering information.
Assign and coordinate logistics between news crews and live trucks; coordinate live and tape feeds from trucks and other transportation so stories can be broadcast live.
Develop and maintain contacts with law enforcement and fire departments, local government and community organizations to stay updated on current events.
Coordinate daily logistics and dispatches crews and multimedia journalists to breaking news.
Assist producers, reporters, web producer with story calls, setups and follow ups.
Complete other duties as assigned.
Bachelors in Journalism, Communications or related field; or equivalent work experienc
At least one year of assignment desk experience
Exceptional communication skills.
Advanced critical thinking skills.
Ability to work in a high pressure environment and with various personalities.
Highly organized, detail oriented, knowledge of news and news-makers.
Computer literacy required.
Must be able to make good decisions quickly; able to articulate choices and communicate those choices to other news department and station employees.
Must have good writing skills including grammar and spelling.
WNYT-TV News Channel 13 is the award-winning NBC affiliate for New York State’s Capital Region. WNYT-TV is a longtime market leader, and is committed to excellence in all that it does. Whether it’s news broadcasts with hyper-local coverage, important public service that deals powerfully with today’s issues, or, now more than ever, top notch digital content, we reach our viewers and followers with important information in the way they want to receive it. When you work for Hubbard Broadcasting and WNYT, you will join a team of dedicated and passionate professionals, working hard every day to improve our product and our community.