ASSIGNMENT EDITOR REQ# JR024433
Assignment Editor, WMAR
Scripps is seeking an Assignment Editor for our ABC affiliate, WMAR in Baltimore, MD. Assignment Editors are responsible for managing newsroom assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
· Plan news coverage as directed by news management.
· Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement.
· Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information.
· Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points.
· Publishing of online content.
· Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
· Three plus years of experience in broadcast or similar industry preferred.
· Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related discipline.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING:
· Basic computer skills; non-linear and production techniques.
· Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
· Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism.
· Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment.
· Ability to write effectively.
· Organized, self-starter who can work independently.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is one of the nation’s leading media companies focused on creating a better-informed world through a portfolio of news, information and entertainment brands. Scripps will become the nation’s largest television broadcaster, reaching 73% of U.S. television households through 108 stations in 76 markets, pending regulatory approval of its acquisition of ION Media. Committed to serving local audiences through objective journalism, Scripps operates 60 local TV stations in 42 markets. It is creating a national TV networks business that will include ION Media’s entertainment programming, Newsy’s straightforward headline and documentary news content and the five popular Katz broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C. and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.