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  Assignment Desk Editor
Employer: Upgrade Membership Job Posted: 9/12/2019
Location: South Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD  

Job Description:

WTLV/WJXX-TV, FirstCoastNews, is looking for an Assignment Editor to join our award-winning team. This is a fast-paced hybrid position for someone who has both assignment desk and digital producing experience.
The position is responsible for assigning and dispatching news crews, assisting news crews with contacts and research along with publishing original content for our social media accounts. The position also requires monitoring all local news beats and trending digital sources to evaluate and assign coverage for all platforms at FirstCoastNews.

The right candidate is a strong assignment desk editor and writer. Someone who can run an assignment desk and help find and develop original, engaging content that drives social engagement using text, video, and multimedia and can work well as part of a technically savvy team that collaborates with content producers and reporters to develop valuable, relevant content on all platforms. A strong working knowledge of the Jacksonville area is important.

Responsibilities include:

• Covering breaking news events as part of a fast-paced assignment team
• Strong assignment editor/ writing skills
• Solid news knowledge – preferably of the Jacksonville market
• Working in multiple content management systems
• Editing and managing video on digital platforms
• Knowledgeable about how to use social media to generate digital traffic and engagement
• Researching, creating, and publishing original content
• Ability to identify potentially viral stories
• Ability to work with reporters to develop assigned stories
• Working under tight deadlines
• Planning ahead for social, digital and on-air coverage of events
• Ability to manage content on a variety of platforms including desktop, mobile sites, apps and social media


• Three years’ experience working in news as an assignment editor
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to prioritize and manage requests from various sources and work well with varied personalities on deadline
• Experience working in a digital content management system like Wordpress, Lakana, Brightcove, WorldNow and with digital photo and video editing tools
• Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
• Excellent in managing news crews and news judgment
• Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills



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