KSWB/FOX5San Diego, CA
Full Time Job
Coordinate Daily News Coverage on broadcast and digital platforms while maintaining assignment desk functions Job Description: The assignment desk is the center of it all, breaking stories, assigning crews and coordinating with broadcast and digital producers. We're looking for someone who gets a rush from juggling it all. FOX5 is not your boring TV station. We are an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and break news. If you've never heard of an assignment editor, don't apply. If multi-tasking isn't your strong suit then this job is not for you. If you're up for the challenge of telling a great story and delivering breaking news then apply online.
• Superior written and oral communication skills
• Responsible for listening to scanners
• Responsible for coordinating multiple field crews
• Answers phones and email to determine what makes a great story
• Coordinates live shots and content sharing with affiliates, CNN, FOX, and other partners
• Posts stories to station digital platforms and social media sites.
Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of editorial standards, ethics, and media law Must have superior organizational skills Must be able to work under pressure. Must be able to make decisions and take a leadership role. Must have excellent phone skills, be able to take information from a viewer and determine if there is a story. Must have basic writing skills and be able to communicate written and verbally. Must be able to apply the FOX 5 Filter to any and all stories. Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with people at the station and away from the station. Must be able to represent the station in the community and at station events. Must have a passion for news.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in journalism or communications background preferred 2 years experience in a top 50 market newsroom Knowledge of the San Diego area a plus
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