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Assignment Manager, KXXV

KRHD 25News ABC
Job Description

The E.W. Scripps news stations of KXXV and KRHD, ABC 25 News, based in Waco, TX is seeking an experienced Assignment Manager to join our team! Our Assignment Manager will be responsible for managing news assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners, and coordinating the overall assignment desk.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Oversee assignment desk duties.

  • 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.

  • Find stories, conduct research and track story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points.

  • Publish online content.

  • Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management.

  • Keep news managers and producers informed on progress of new stories.

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • Bachelor's degree in communications or in a related field.

  • Prior experience as assignment editor, assignment manager, or other related experience.

 

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • Basic computer skills; Microsoft Office, non-linear, and production techniques.

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism.

  • Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment. leading by example and embodying the Scripps leadership characteristics and core values.

  • Ability to write effectively.

  • May require evening and weekend work.

  • Fast paced, newsroom environment.

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

 

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At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.

 

ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Defy TV, Grit, ION Mystery, Laff and TrueReal. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of 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 of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, 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.

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