The E.W. Scripps News Company seeking Assignment Editor
The Assignment Editor is responsible for managing newsroom assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners.
-Plan news coverage as directed by news management
-Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement
-Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information
-Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points
-Publishing of online content
-Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management
Education & Experience/Certifications
-Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office
-Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including “The List” and “The Now,” runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.