Per Diem Assignment Editor
Fox TV StationsPhiladelphia, PA
Full Time Job
FOX 29 has a job opening for a PER DIEM Assignment Editor. This position is responsible for gathering story information from various news sources and determining newsworthiness. Must be comfortable making decisions on what stories to cover and assigning/dispatching the crews. The Assignment Editor will keep news staff apprised of breaking news and changes in assignments, and will make check calls to law enforcement and other governmental agencies. The Assignment Editor is responsible for updating the station's social media platforms as news events warrant. Candidate should also have the ability to monitor traffic and organize traffic cameras for broadcast if necessary. Must have strong communication skills and able to communicate with affiliates to ensure continuity in coverage. Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or similar discipline required. Must be well organized and able to manage multiple projects. Must demonstrate outstanding news judgment, good news writing skills, and strong familiarity with social media. Must be able to deal effectively and professionally with people. Must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment and the flexibility to work various shifts.
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
Fox TV Stations
FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.