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Assignment Editor - Hearst Television Careers

Assignment Editor

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🔍 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Editorial/News
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WLWT TV
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WLWT, the Hearst Television owned NBC affiliate, has an opening for a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day. We are seeking an Assignment Editor with the ability to capture the essence of what’s happening in the field, and then bring it vividly into the homes of our viewers. The successful candidate will have a take charge attitude when it comes to breaking news. We are looking for a smart assignment editor who finds distinctive enterprise stories and oversees news coverage that sets us apart. We want a newsroom leader who takes the lead on breaking news.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Listen to multiple police scanners which cover more than a dozen agencies throughout our market—must have great “scanner ears”.
  • Gather and organize press releases, emails, phone calls and viewer tips.  Take initiative and decide which of the above will yield compelling content for newscasts.
  • Assist news management with content gathering and planning. 
  • Assist producers, digital editors and reporters with story gathering.
  • Keep track of crews in the field and maintain communication with them.
  • Furnish content and post it to all digital platforms—including but not limited to sending push alerts, Twitter and Facebook posts.

Qualifications
  • Must be highly organized.
  • Have the ability to work multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to foster and maintain professional working relationships with newsmakers.
  • Have the ability to gather information from multiple sources simultaneously and quickly push it out to anchors, reporters, producers and digital editors. 
  • Must have a sense of urgency and be able to thrive in a high pressure breaking news and weather environment.
  • Be able to remain calm and level-headed during breaking news situations.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Willing to work a variety of shifts including weekends and nights.


Education:

  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field
  • Military training and experience in related field will be considered

Experience
  • Must have experience listening to police scanners.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of digital platforms, especially social media.  Successful candidate will be required to monitor multiple social media accounts in order to gather content and communicate with news makers.
  • Either have a working knowledge of FTP or an ability to learn how to FTP video to other stations.
  • Familiar with local newsgathering technology and terminology. 

About Hearst Television

We are Hearst Television, a national multimedia company. We own and operate 30 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 26 television markets across 39 states, reaching approximately 21 million US television households. Our mission is to be #1 in broadcasting, achieving that status with integrity, respect and community spirit.

That’s the bigger picture. But there’s another story here too. A story of an award-winning, diverse, stable, supportive employer, guided by strong principles and engaged, involved professionals who believe in what they do.

Culture

Television is a high profile medium, and most people will recognize the Hearst name. But, within Hearst, Hearst Television has a distinctive culture of our own and a track record to be proud of in our own right. Our success is built on how we support our people, support our communities and always place integrity at the center of every action we take.

Because Hearst Television is an established, stable organization with real history and heritage, we have values, a vision and a leadership style that are firmly embedded in our operations. There’s definitely an identifiable ‘Hearst Way’ of doing things: supporting your colleagues, acting with integrity, and always thinking about the bigger picture when making decisions.

Values

Our Leadership Values set a code of standards for our employees in their relationships with colleagues, customers, audiences and the communities we serve. Our values include:

Set the highest standards of integrity, character, honesty and fairness. Articulate a clear vision of what is to be accomplished. Communicate effectively. Help others succeed. Respect and trust your colleagues. Value different skills, talent and ideas. Recognize good performances. Be customer focused. Be passionate and take pride in what you do. Have fun and WIN!

Vision

We recently conducted focus groups with employees from more than 50% of our stations – with the objective of better understanding our culture, our shared ways of working and the features of Hearst Television that people prized the most. The findings were genuinely fascinating. People who work here love the way that they have a voice and opportunities to express themselves. While we may be part of the wider Hearst Corporation, we still have a family feel and a collaborative, supportive environment. There’s a sense of community, and an appreciation of the stability that comes with life in a big organization. At the same time, everybody recognizes that we’re ambitious too. We’re established, but not set in our ways. Big, but never slow to move. Above all, it’s our integrity that counts the most. We’re renowned for bringing the news to our communities with sincerity and transparency. People trust us – and that makes our employees proud to work here.

Categories

  • Arts / Entertainment / Media
  • News/Programming/Production

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.


Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.


Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.


Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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