Website Nexstar Media


The Assignments Desk Editor will gather, disperse, and coordinate coverage of news across all platforms and act as the center of the newsroom; all things go through the desk.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  
  • Plan and coordinate daily assignments including dispatching photographers, reporters, and other personnel
  • Monitor websites, social media, police and fire scanners and other breaking news alerts
  • Track stories from all sources; government agencies, wire services, community groups etc.
  • Make beat calls to local PIO’s, sources and agencies
  • Maintain records/press releases and stories update info in the Daybook
  • Is in charge of all information gathering and providing details to the entire newsroom
  • Participates in daily story meetings and supplies a comprehensive list of all possible news stories
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Requirements & Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a newsroom environment, preferably at assignment desk, with background in journalism and/or communications
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Able to articulate and communicate clearly with other people
  • Assertive and capable of making decisions under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to maintain a strong level of confidence under scrutiny
  • Has a high level of proficiency with computers, software, and new technologies.
  • Flexibility to work variety of shifts
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
  • Conduct face to face and phone interviews and conversations.
  • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively.
  • Sit for long periods, stand, reach, use repetitive movements.


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