Assignment Editor / Digital Editor
Hearst TelevisionLouisville, KY
Full Time Job
WLKY-TV has an opening for a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day. We are seeking an Assignment/Digital Desk Editor to navigate the assignment desk, and also contribute content to our digital platforms. We want a newsroom leader who takes the lead on breaking news.
• Actively search for news content, monitor and respond aggressively to breaking news. Monitor scanners, law enforcement and competitor websites and social media
• 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.
• Make calls and communicate news details to appropriate staff
• Answer phones, manage crews when needed.
• Publish content to all WLKY digital platforms: alerts, articles, social posts. Execute live streams when needed
• 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 news gathering technology and terminology.
• Be able to multi-task in an environment with frequent interruptions
• Be aggressive when seeking out news and the facts surrounding events
Be a team player – but also a leader
• Over-communicate & ask for help when needed
• Be a detail-oriented, creative writer
• 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.
• College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field
• Military training and experience in related field will be considered