Assignment Editor - WSB TV in Atlanta, GA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/27/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WSB-TV, one of the nation’s leading television and digital newsrooms, is looking for an innovative, dynamic Assignment Editor to help engage and grow our audience on multiple platforms. This position will be on the front lines during breaking news and severe weather and must be willing to work in a very fast paced, demanding news environment. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO: 

  • Use scanners, email, digital and social media to mine stories and interact with our viewers. 
  • Dispatch reporters, photographers, drones and helicopters to news and can manage video streaming channels. 
  • Storytelling with strong editorial skills who can manage written copy photos and videos to create stories for broadcast and digital. 
  • Format content for television, website, social media and push alerts and monitors live digital metrics to gauge performance. 

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING: 

  • 5 years of experience in print or broadcast journalism 
  • 3 years of web/social media experience. 
  • 2 years of assignment desk experience preferred 
  • Local television newsroom experience preferred 
  • Preferred experience with ARC, Lakana or a similar CMS 
  • Basic knowledge of HTML code, Adobe Photoshop, nonlinear editing.  
  • Experience with SNG/DSNG trucks, LiveU and helicopters. 
  • BS/BA Degree preferably in Journalism or Communications. 
  • Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity. 
  • Possess Knowledge of general productivity software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point). 
  • Strong knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. 
  • Strong news judgement and strong writing ability using AP style preferred. 
  • Possess the ability to work under pressure. 
  • Interact promptly, productively and positively with viewers, fellow employees and all levels of management. 
  • Ability to build effective relationships with commercial/product/technical teams and content creators/talent.  
  • Excellent verbal, written and analytical skills, with strong motivation and work ethic. 
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to oversee projects from conception to delivery.  
  • Flexibility in working hours: happy to work evenings/weekends/travel if necessary. 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG

CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 54 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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