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Sinclair Broadcast Group News Assignment Editor in Omaha, Nebraska

KPTM/KXVO are seeking an 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:

  • 1-2 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

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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