Tribune Company Assignments Editor, PT in Moosic, Pennsylvania
WNEP-TV, the ABC affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. has an opening for a part-time Assignment Editor. This position requires planning and coordination of news coverage in our 17 county DMA in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Assignment editors make decisions on what stories need to be covered; check phone and email news tips, and check for updates on breaking news and developing stories.
Assign story coverage to photographers and reporters.
Communicate story developments to producers, field crews and managers.
Order and coordinate satellite time. Coordinate incoming/outgoing video feeds.
Monitor scanners, websites, email and social media for breaking news.
Write and post stories to wnep.com and all digital platforms.
Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required.
Experience working as a newsroom assignment editor.
Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one).
Strong organizational skill.
Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.
Job Number: 2017-46420