Assignment Desk Editor

Assignment Desk Editor

  • Full Time
  • Tulsa
  • Work visa required

Website KTUL News Channel 8


KTUL is seeking an detail oriented, aggressive, energetic, and creative full-time News Assignment Editor! We are looking for an experienced assignment editor who know how to make contacts, generate story ideas, and react decisively to breaking news. Candidates must have strong logistical skills and the ability to move crews strategically. We need someone with strong communication skills who can coordinate coverage and problem solve unforeseen obstacles. This person must be able to perform calmly and communicate effectively under pressure. Ideal candidates will be familiar with the Charleston SC DMA.
Skills and Experience:

Assign and track news crews
Identify and develop daily content
Write and post content to station website and social media sites
Compelling and accurate writing
Listen to scanners and react to breaking news, make beat checks, monitor web sites and social media, react to developing news
Develop and maintain contacts and sources to enterprise story ideas
Listen for and respond to breaking news
Assisting in the efficient operations of the assignment desk
Requirements and Qualifications:

Minimum of 1 years of assignment desk experience
Commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy
Ability to communicate effectively
Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills
General knowledge and interest in local, national and world news
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media platforms
Bachelor’s degree with a major in Journalism is also preferred




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