Assignment Editor

WMUR TV Published: February 25, 2018 (23 days ago)
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WMUR-TV has an opening for an assignment editor. The ideal candidate will be able to develop enterprise stories that our relevant to our viewers. The successful candidate will also have a take charge attitude when it comes to breaking news. This person will also be required to write and post stories to our digital platforms, including social media.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Gather and organize press releases, emails, phone calls and viewer tips.  Take initiative and decide which of the above will yield compelling content for newscasts.
  • Assist news management with content gathering and planning.
  • Assist producers, digital editors and reporters with story gathering.
  • Keep track of crews in the field and maintain communication with them.
  • Furnish content and post it to all digital platforms—including but not limited to sending push alerts, Twitter and Facebook posts.

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have advanced knowledge of digital platforms. Successful candidate will be required to monitor multiple social media accounts in order to gather content and communicate with newsmakers.
  • Familiar with local newsgathering technology and terminology.
  • Must have strong writing skills.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Must be highly organized.
  • Must have the ability to work multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to foster and maintain professional working relationships with newsmakers.
  • Must have the ability to gather information from multiple sources simultaneously and quickly send to anchors, reporters, producers and digital editors.
  • Must have a sense of urgency and ability to thrive in a high pressure breaking news and weather environment.
  • Must be able to remain calm and level-headed during breaking news situations.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts including weekends, nights, overnights and holidays.


  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field
  • Military training and experience in related field will be considered

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