News Assignment Editor - 8466

El Paso, TX

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News Assignment Editor - 8466

KFOX14/CBS4 is seeking a detail oriented, aggressive, energetic and creative full-time News Assignment Editor!


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


Requirements and Qualifications:



  • Minimum of 2 years of assignment desk experience

  • 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


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