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Assignment Editor

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Oklahoma City, OK
Date:
07/27/2017
2017-07-272017-08-26
Job Code:
1878
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Assignment Editor Jobs in Oklahoma City, OK

Assignment Editor

   
Job ID:
1878
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: Oklahoma City, OK US
Station Name:
KOCO-TV

Job Description

KOCO-TV 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.

Required Skills

  • 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. Or equivalent work experience. 

Required 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. 
   

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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