Editor Assignment

Location: US-NC-Charlotte Job Number 1713500 Brand WSOC Television, Inc.

Description

WSOC-TV is looking for a smart, creative and enthusiastic newsroom professional to join our award-winning team in Charlotte, NC. We are looking for a newsroom leader with a drive to win weather, breaking news and the big story. The ideal candidate will have a vision for telling stories with value to the viewer. Our next assignment editor must be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task, possess exceptional communication skills and thrive under deadline pressure.
Job Responsibilities:
•Maintain contact with various police, business, and government agencies.
•Answer phones, dispatch crews, listen to scanners/pager, follow social media to develop stories for use on-air and online.
•Manage daybook/planner-inputting information on upcoming events with background and contact information.
•Communicate information on news updates, breaking news to the digital staff.
•Manage logistics of assigning crews, vehicles and/or live gear.
•Coordinate and fulfill requests from other CMG and ABC affiliates, as well as the network.
•Work with reporters in story production, including developing ideas for active live locations.
•Write breaking news updates for web and social media digital content.
•Ability to work varying shifts, including nights, overnights, and weekends.



Qualifications

•Strong news judgment, ethics and knowledge of legal standards are a must.
•Familiarity with use of social media as news gathering tools
•Excellent writing, grammar and copy-editing skills
Education:
•Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or equivalent preferred
Required Experience
•Previous experience in a newsroom preferred



About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications; and digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.



Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-NC-Charlotte-1901 N Tryon St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Variable

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing