Cox Enterprises Editor Assignment in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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 news consumer, on the air and on digital platforms. 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 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 company's website Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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. Employer's Job# 184615 Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.