WJRT-TV Assignment Editor in Flint, Michigan

The Assignment Editor assists in overseeing the news and content gathering on-air and online.This person is responsible for helping to lead the gathering of content in the field on a daily basis.You will work hand-in-hand with the Producers/Reporters in gathering and disseminating content in daily newscasts and online. The Assignment Editor oversees field crews and helps to mentor and coach them on daily newsgathering.The successful Assignment Editor will have a strong reporting and/or photography background.Working with Producers to help them organize and assemble the coverage plan for the day and the future. Person will research , develop, and assign news stories and help lead the assignment desk. Monitoring police/fire scanners and quickly responding for reports. Responds to news tips. Establish and foster contacts and sources within the community, maintain current and future files for news stories. Key contributor for story ideas for news coverages. The Assignment Editor will assist the team in approving reporter scripts. You help coordinate severe weather, breaking news, special event and big story coverage.You must be a good writer, and love to “produce up” coverage and win the big story.