Assistant Assignment Editor
Hearst TelevisionWestbrook, ME
Full Time Job
WMTW Portland, Maine's ABC affiliate is looking for
a smart, creative and enthusiastic newsroom professional to join our award-winning
team in Portland, Maine. A vision for success is critical, as is a drive
to win weather, breaking news and the big story as we live the Maine's Total
Weather & News brand every day. The candidate must be able to
demonstrate the ability to multi-task in the most efficient manner with
exceptional communication skills, under strict deadlines.
• 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 digitally.
• Manage dayfile/planner-inputting
information on upcoming events with background and contact
• Coordinate and fulfill
requests from other Hearst and ABC affiliates, as well as the network.
• Working with and guiding
reporters in story production.
• Selecting and writing
content for wmtw.com and the WMTW Mobile App.
• Create social media posts
for use on the station Facebook and Twitter pages.
• Ability to work varying
shifts, including nights, overnights, and weekends.
• Previous experience in a
• Strong news judgment, ethics
and knowledge of legal standards are a must.
• Excellent writing, spelling,
grammar, and copy-editing skills
• Someone with a working
knowledge of state government and the court system is preferred.
• Knowledge of CMS, Photoshop,
and HTML are a plus, but not required
• College degree
in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field
training and experience in related field will be considered