Assignment Editor

Website Nexstar Media Group Inc.


The Assignments Editor answers incoming news calls and assigns daily news stories according to the news personnel available.

Tracks stories from all sources including government agencies, wire services and community groups

Dispatches photographers, reporters and other personnel to cover stories

Coordinates logistics for news personnel

Participates in daily story meetings and supplies a comprehensive list of all possible news stories

Writes stories for the web and other digital platforms

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience

Fluency in English

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Minimum two years’ experience in news operations

Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously


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