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Assignment Editor

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Media & Journalism•Hartford

Description

  • The Assignment Editor plays a significant role in the day-to-day execution of NBC Connecticut’s multiplatform news strategy. The role combines attention to detail, rapid response, editorial judgment, consistent day-to-day execution within a 24/7 newsgathering operation. This person will also manage the coordination of day-to-day assignments for the station’s field crews.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or other equivalent experience
  • At least 1 year experience including: work in a broadcast news environment, coordinating assignments, generating story ideas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AP Style writing and guidelines
  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be willing to work in West Hartford, CT
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must have ability to work any of a 24x7 shift, particularly holidays, weekends and overnights/early mornings
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, with good telephone skills, excellent organizational skills, strong news judgment and good instincts. Ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions and act decisively under stress and tight deadlines.
  • Thorough knowledge of the logistics aspect of deploying personnel and equipment for the purpose of electronic newsgathering.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Team player.
  • Has the ability to seek simple solutions to complex problems.
  • Thorough knowledge of the logistics aspect of deploying personnel and equipment for the purpose of electronic newsgathering.
  • Show producing or field producing.
  • Proficient in Social Media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Education requirements

Bachelors

Area of Responsibilities

Media & Journalism

Responsibilities

  • Break stories, work contacts, and react quickly and aggressively to breaking news.
  • Gather information for newscasts, set up stories in advance, and assist newscast producer in all aspects of the show.
  • Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic sources for news.
  • Use social media tools to monitor and report news, find sources, and leads for stories.
  • When assigned, participate in long-term planning for station initiatives and big stories.
  • Enterprise story ideas.
  • Participate in daily editorial meetings.
  • Dispatch crews and information in a timely and organized manner. Coordinate reporters, photographers, and other personnel to cover stories.
  • Set up and coordinate live remotes inside and outside the building.
  • Multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Coordinate with other Assignment Editors and the Managing Editor for carry-over of stories from day to day.
  • Develop and cultivate contacts within the community for news stories.
  • Establish a network of contacts and sources across Connecticut.
  • Cooperate with and support NBC News, Newschannel and other Owned Television stations.
  • Produce content for the NBC Connecticut digital platforms
  • Write and publish local news content on the NBCConnecticut.com website, our mobile apps, social media platforms and other properties
  • Learn how to publish video, images and text including publishing to social media platforms.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

hybrid

Location

Hartford