News Assignment Editor

Posted On: July 12, 2021
Station/Company: KPTV/KPDX-TV
Location: Portland Oregon
Hours: Full Time

Job Summary

News Assignment Editor

KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, owned and operated by Meredith Corporation is recruiting for an Assignment Editor. The Assignment Editor coordinates the afternoon and nightly news gathering efforts of News Reporters/Photographers. This position also assists with producing, writing, and assembling the newscast.

Essential Job Functions
55% – Generate news story ideas by researching reporter leads, newspapers, monitoring emergency scanners, magazines, and other potential news sources. Orders satellite feeds. 20% – Maintains communications with in-house staff and field news crews for proper coordination of news gathering efforts. Schedules interviews for news crews.
15% – Responds to all incoming calls from the public, viewers, and from reporter/photographers in the field. Maintains daily contact with police and fire agencies.
5% – Coordinates reports from affiliate stations and local stringer reports. Reviews and files all newsroom incoming mail and faxes. Maintains news files.
5% – Writes nightly story summary to include follow-up ideas and suggestions for the morning staff. Makes night beat checks.

Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; has been committed to service journalism for 118 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms — including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video — to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.
Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 17 owned or operated television stations and produce 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and operate leading local digital destinations.

Meredith Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

2 years experience as a Television Assignment Editor
Bachelor’s in Journalism or Communications
Excellent communication skills
Ability to prioritize and multi-task
We are always on the lookout for bright, creative talent to be part of the Meredith team.
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Expiration: July 16, 2021