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Editor Assignment

Cox Media Group


Location:
Pittsburgh, PA
Date:
08/21/2017
2017-08-212017-09-19
Job Code:
1711892
Cox Media Group
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Job Details

Company Cox Media Group
Title: Editor Assignment
JobID: 1711892
Category: Editorial and Newsroom
Industry: Cox Media Group
Job Type: Full-time

Description

Job Description

WPXI-TV is looking for a smart, creative and enthusiastic newsroom professional to join our award winning team in Pittsburgh, PA.  We are looking for a newsroom leader with a drive to win weather, breaking news and the big story.  The ideal candidate will have a vision for telling stories with value to the viewer.  Our next assignment editor must be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task, possess exceptional communication skills and thrive under deadline pressure.  

Job Responsibilities: 

Maintain contact with various police, business, and government agencies.

Answer phones, dispatch crews, listen to scanners/pager, follow social media to develop stories for use on-air and online.

Manage daybook/planner-inputting information on upcoming events with background and contact information. 

Communicate information on news updates, breaking news to the digital staff. 

Manage logistics of assigning crews, vehicles and/or live gear.

Coordinate and fulfill requests from other CMG and NBC affiliates, as well as the network.

Work with reporters in story production, including developing ideas for active live locations.

Write breaking news updates for web and social media digital content. 

Ability to work varying shifts, including nights, overnights, and weekends.



Qualifications

Required Skills
Strong news judgment, ethics and knowledge of legal standards are a must. 
Familiarity with use of social media as news gathering tools
Excellent writing, grammar and copy-editing skills
Education:   
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or equivalent preferred
Required Experience
Previous experience in a newsroom preferred




About Cox Media Group

 

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications; and digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.



Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-PA-Pittsburgh-4145 Evergreen Road

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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