News Assignment Editor

Job Description

WSBT is seeking an aggressive, energetic and creative full-time News Assignment Editor to join the market’s #1 station! We are looking for someone who knows how to make contacts, generate story ideas, and react decisively to breaking news. Candidates must have strong logistical skills and the ability to move crews strategically. We need someone with solid news judgement and strong communication skills who can coordinate coverage and problem solve unforeseen obstacles. This person must be able to perform calmly and communicate effectively under pressure.

Skills and Experience:

Assign and track news crews
Identify and develop daily content
Write and post content to station website and social media sites
Compelling and accurate writing
Listen to scanners and react to breaking news, make beat checks, monitor web sites and social media, react to developing news
Develop and maintain contacts and sources to enterprise story ideas
Listen for and respond to breaking news
Assisting in the efficient operations of the assignment desk

Required Skills

Commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy
Ability to communicate effectively
Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills
General knowledge and interest in local, national and world news
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media platforms
Bachelor’s degree with a major in journalism is also preferred
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Education Required

Bachelor’s Degree


Sinclair offers amazing Benefts!
Medical, Dental, Vision.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Flex Spending,
Company Paid Life Insurance,
Company Paid Short Term & Long Term Disability
PTO (Vacation, Sick, & Personal

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