Newsroom Assistant

Newsroom Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Hartford
  • October 9, 2021

Website Meredith Local Media Group


The Newsroom Assistant provides high-level, confidential administrative support in a fast-paced newsroom environment. The successful applicant will possess strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and customer relations skills (listening to viewers and offering solutions to their concerns). The ability to juggle multiple duties on compressed timelines is essential.


Essential Job Functions Weight %   Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results 20% - Responsible for staff schedules, including public appearance requests and vacation requests. 20% - Manages storm closing system and all related functions. 20% - Performs clerical duties for Executive News Director and other department personnel. Serves as switchboard relief operator as needed. Makes travel arrangements for staff and candidates. Assists with expense reporting. 20% - Handle general phone calls and emails; record keeping; sort and distribute mail; maintain supply inventory; and video purchase requests. 10% - Complete quarterly FCC-mandated Issues and Programs report. 5% - Works with Human Resources Director to coordinate newsroom intern program. Assist Creative Services Director and Chief Engineer with administrative needs. Support community efforts such as the Channel 3 Kids Camp. 5% - Helps manage online content (community calendar). 100%


Experience: 3-5 years newsroom office administrative support or general administrative duties Education: High School Diploma or two-year associate degree. Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Proficient in News Ticker, Microsoft office applications, including Word and Excel. Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.


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