Assignment Desk

Posting ID : A1068502646
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Tv Film Video Radio

WTXL ABC 27 HD has an immediate opening for a full-time Assignment Desk position in our News Department.

Duties of this position will include managing the newsroom assignment desk, assigning stories, gathering and distributing content to the producers, daily upkeep and distribution of the media planner, building contacts within the community with PIOs, working with other facilities within the company daily to share content, monitoring newsroom phones and press releases, communicating all pertinent information in a timely and effective manner, contributing to story generating ideas, and supervising newsroom staff as needed. Other duties may be assigned as the needs of the station dictate.

Applicants must have a good work ethic, a good attitude and approach, be able to perform work accurately and thoroughly, communicate effectively with others using the spoken word, find solutions for or deal proactively with work-related problems, and complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

-A college degree with a journalism background preferred
-Some previous experience in a television newsroom
-Those looking to be on air reporters right away need not apply
-Proficient with computers as well as online and mobile platforms; trainable on ENPS
-Able to handle phone calls that come into the newsroom in a personable manner
-Must be reliable, responsible, organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task
-Able to provide proficient level of quality control and accuracy of online and digital platforms
-Able to encourage and maintain teamwork throughout the company
-Able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds

The ideal candidate is expected to act as a supervisor/role model to other staff during assigned shifts, and must be able to work well with other staff under periods of stress and impending deadlines as well as having a visceral distaste for office politics and gossip.

To apply, send your cover letter, resume, writing samples, and a link to your reel to the email address linked above. Include in the subject line the title of the position for which you are applying. We accept attachments in .doc, .docx, .pdf, and .txt formats. No telephone calls, please. WTXL ABC 27 HD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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