Assignment Editor

Hearst WMUR Published: April 12, 2018 (14 days ago)
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WMUR has an opening for an assignment editor/associate producer. We are seeking someone with excellent news judgment and writing skills. This person will also contribute articles to our digital platforms. The successful candidate will have a take charge attitude when it comes to breaking news. We are looking for an assignment editor who finds distinctive enterprise stories and oversees news coverage that sets us apart. This person should also have strong leadership skills as he or she will work with a number of people including producers, reporters, videographers, anchors and engineers.

Job Responsibilities:
Listen to police scanners.
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 our website and mobile app, sending push alerts, and updating all social media platforms.

Experience Requirements:
Must have experience listening to police scanners.
Must have advanced knowledge of digital platforms, especially social media. Successful candidate will be required to monitor multiple social media accounts in order to gather content and communicate with news makers.
Familiar with local newsgathering technology and terminology.

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 it out to anchors, reporters, producers and digital editors.
Must have a sense of urgency and be able 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.
Willing to work a variety of shifts including weekends and nights.

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

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