WGNO News in New Orleans seeks an Assignment Desk Editor to join our news team. The Assignment Desk Editor is responsible for gathering information and coordinating news coverage across all WGNO News platforms.
Do you like planning coverage? Are you always looking ahead? This role is for our Assignment Desk which is the center of it all: breaking stories, assigning crews, and coordinating with broadcast/digital producers.
WGNO News is not your boring TV station. We are an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and breaking news.
Apply if you are looking for an opportunity to coordinate assignments for news coverage, write compelling news stories, and engage with news content in a newsroom with a great vibe!
The ideal candidate will have solid news judgment, be able to multi-task and work in a high-stress, fast-paced environment. This is a great job for a go-getter looking to break into television news.
RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic/printed sources for news and disseminate the information to appropriate newsroom personnel
Coordinate and dispatch reporters and photographers to execute news coverage
Conduct beat calls and contact public information officers to gather information
Answer calls from viewers and develop possible story ideas
Post stories to WGNO.com and WGNO social media sites
Must be willing and able to work all shifts, including nights and weekends
Assists in development, planning and follow-up of all news stories
Edits video clips as assigned
Writes stories for the web
Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field preferred
Fluency in English
Knowledge of Gulf Coast area a plus
Must be an effective communicator, both oral and written
Must have solid news judgment
Must be able to work well under extreme pressure and deadlines
Must be able to multi-task successfully
Must have superior organizational skills
Must be capable of interacting productively with other employees of the station
Must be flexible with schedule and fill-in different shifts as needed
Must have knowledge of editorial standards, ethics and media law
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