Assignment Editor

WINK Television News Fort Myers, Florida


Description

Overnight Assignment Editor

WINK News-Southwest Florida’s news leader has an immediate opening for an Overnight Assignment Editor responsible for managing newsroom assignments, monitoring news wires and scanners.  The Assignment Editor must have sound news judgement, strong organizational abilities and excel while working with others in a fast-paced newsroom.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan news coverage as directed by news management
  • 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

MUST HAVE:

  • Passion for the job with a strong news judgement.
  • Solid understanding of news gathering technology including ENPS, and online research. 
  • Demonstrated news skills with strong leadership skills.
  • Proven organizational and communication abilities. 
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s degree with experience in a TV newsroom is a plus. 

Please email: Assignment Manager Dan Ayres @:

[email protected]

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