Client Reference Code: 221832
Tired of endless scanner traffic and chasing breaking news and ratings? Ready to get back to the art of compelling and dynamic storytelling and focus on quality over story count? Our Assignment Editors at Spectrum News don’t hyper-focus on words like “exclusive” or “first to report.” Instead, we seek out and look for engaging, inspiring and issues-based content for a statewide audience that celebrates the state and region.
We plan, create and facilitate the execution of stories across all Spectrum News platforms, including television and digital.
Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering news that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment!
Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.
JOIN OUR JOURNEY IF…
You’re ready to inspire and be inspired! You’re passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment.
You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers our local communities.
You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow.
You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills.
You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
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
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
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 4+
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
Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, with 31 Networks across 12 States.
Our commitment is to create relevant, timely content essential in the day to day lives of the people who live in the communities we serve.
Additionally, our breadth allows us to share relevant content across our nation-wide networks, increasing our opportunity to share timely stories.
We truly believe in continually redefining and re-establishing how we engage with our viewers and their local communities.
Each Spectrum Networks’ 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!
Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability
Job Code : NED110 Assignment Editor Nonexempt