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Columbus Ohio United States 43215


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Assignment Manager

Job ID: 63342
Job Views: 964
Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Job Category: Television
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 08.23.2021

Job Description

WBNS 10TV in Columbus, OH is looking for a dynamic Assignment Manager to lead our daily newsgathering efforts across all platforms. The successful candidate will have superior news judgment, a collaborative approach to newsgathering, the ability to develop sources within the community, and coach a team of assignment and digital editors.
  • Ensure we are gathering the right mix of stories each day
  • Lead a quick response to breaking news
  • Clearly communicate needs and logistics to news team
  • Lead our event and future day planning efforts
  • Be knowledgeable of state and local governmental operations

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 3-5 years of management experience preferred or correlating years of experience in assignment roles
  • Possesses knowledge and experience in journalism and storytelling. Demonstrates creativity and innovation ideally in both Digital and Broadcast mediums.
  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of traditional and social media platforms, their respective participants (web, app, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
  • Experience with audience feedback tools like CrowdTangle, Chartbeat, Google Analytics, etc.
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

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