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Assignment Editor - Bay News 9 - Tampa Bay

Company: Charter Spectrum
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY Coordinate news crews, resources and logistics, ensuring that top stories are covered across assigned shift. Determine priorities and assign coverage to news units. Collaborate on story ideas and coordinate assignments of the news gathering staff. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Respond quickly and efficiently to breaking news; coordinate multiple live field crews and the chopper Set up news stories by planning daily and long term coverage Monitor websites, social media sources and post content to news website Monitor police and fire scanners for breaking news and developing stories Collaborate with editors to determine which news events should be covered and which correspondent should cover each event Communicate the coverage needs of the assignment desk to crews and dispatch and coordinate photographers and field crews Develop sources within the community, including government agencies and public relations representatives Make beat calls to sources and other agencies Gather accurate information from the public and public agencies Maintain current and future files for news stories Contribute to story ideas and advance developing stories; participate in directing coverage plans under deadline pressure Perform other duties as assigned REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Skills/Abilities and Knowledge Ability to read, write, speak and understand English Solid news judgment and passion for news Ability to develop sources Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; ability to relate well with diverse populations Ability to interface with internal company personnel Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines, work different or extended shifts and flexible with schedule changes. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays Education Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communication or comparable television work experience preferred Related Work Experience Number of Years Assignment desk experience in a television newsroom preferred 4+ WORKING CONDITIONS Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment May be required to lift up to 5 pounds OUR CULTURE: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! EOE Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability NED110 293019 293019BR Our Commitment During COVID-19 Your health and safety is important to us, as such we're using virtual recruiting tools to safely meet with qualified candidates. We are working in the office, following CDC guidelines. Get to Know Us Charter Communications is known in the United States by our Spectrum brands, including: Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach. When you join us, you're joining a strong community of more than 95,000 individuals working together to serve more than 31 million customers in 41 states. Watch this video to learn more. Who You Are Matters Here We're committed to growing a workforce that reflects our communities, and providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement. Learn about our inclusive culture. Apply Now

Keywords: Charter Spectrum, St. Petersburg , Assignment Editor - Bay News 9 - Tampa Bay, Advertising , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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