KTLALos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
JOB TITLE: Assignment Editor
REPORTS TO: News Director/Assignment Manager
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Plans, prepares, and executes the station's newsgathering functions, including both scheduled newsworthy events as well as 'spot' news and breaking stories. Helps decide and determine daily story assignments then dispatches reporters and photographers in the field. Directs and coordinates efforts to get these stories on the air. Assists reporters with researching, developing and setting up their stories. Assists writers, producers and web staff with gathering information and updating stories. Responsible for arranging and supervising video feeds. Scrutinizes a multitude of local resources, media and contacts for potential stories. Effectively monitors local law enforcement and public safety agencies for breaking stories.
REQUIREMENTS College degree with several years of major market experience, preferably local. Must be decisive, forward thinking and possess excellent news judgment. Strong organizational skills required. Should have a working knowledge of the issues, lifestyles and culture that are unique to the southern California news market. Candidates also need strong logistical skills and the ability to effectively navigate the local landscape. Familiarity with local government, municipalities and jurisdictions is essential. Ability to effectively monitor local law enforcement agencies for breaking news is imperative. Must be able to work under pressure in a sometimes stressful work environment. Must be capable of interacting positively and productively with other employees.
KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 49 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 75 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 49 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visitwww.tribunemedia.com.
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