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Assignment Editor

Posted By:
Casey Wenger
Posting ID:
Portland, Oregon
503 464-0644
Category:TV / Film / Video
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Full Time
Company:KOIN Local 6

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Assignment Editor

KOIN Local 6 the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon is looking for the newest addition to our Newsroom Team. We are looking for someone to manage the logistics of day-to-day assignments for the stationís field crews. As an Assignment Editor you will be responsible for: Conceiving and executing news coverage, coordinating reporters, and field crews. Providing status of coverage to management. Establishing a network of contacts and sources across Connecticut. Coordinating day-to-day assignments.

Experience required; knowledge of Portland or Northwest is a plus. Must have strong news judgment, great people skills and be able to communicate logistics and updates clearly and efficiently. The position could include work both in the newsroom and out on assignment. Must be flexible to work various shifts. This position is under the NABET-CWA Union.
- Break stories, work contacts and react quickly and aggressively to breaking news. Gather information for newscasts, set up stories in advance and assist newscast producer in all aspects of the shows. Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic/printed sources for news. Anticipate special news events and create plan for coverage.
- Enterprise story ideas and work with reporters and producers to develop stories. Conceive and execute news coverage and make front line editorial decisions on a story-by-story basis. Develop story ideas and clearly articulate them.
- Participate in daily planning meetings. Coordinate with other departments to complete stories and projects. Create and coordinate short-range planning to meet department editorial goals.
- Facilitate the news gathering process and ensure comprehensive coverage of all news stories. Dispatch crews and information in a timely and organized manner. Coordinate reporters, photographers, and other personnel to cover stories.
- Set up and coordinate live remotes inside and outside the building. Multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
- Monitor journalistic and editorial elements of newsgathering. Communicate with production staff on the status of coverage and stories. Coordinate reporters, field crews, and assignment desk staff. Communicate with production staff and management on the status of coverage and stories.
- Develop and cultivate contacts within the community for news stories. Establish network of contacts and sources across Connecticut.

- Bachelor's Degree preferred and 3+ year's assignment desk and or web editor experience
- Knowledge of Portland or Northwest a plus
- Solid news judgment and strong logistical skills
- The ability to work well in a fast paced and intense environment
- Familiar with ENPS
- Flexibility to work various shifts when needed
- Motivated self-starter who is able to work independently and in a team environment
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize
- Ability to work well with others
- Strong copy editing skills
- Ability to meet multiple daily deadlines
To Apply: Please mail to cover letter and resume to:

KOIN Local 6
Assignment Editor Search
Attn: HR Director
222 SW Columbia St.
Portland, Oregon 97201

New Vision Television is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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