Editor Assignment in Dedham, MA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 7/24/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WFXT Boston 25 News is in search of an Assignment Editor who is eager to find local content and get it to our broadcast and digital platforms.  The successful candidate will be a member of our Content Center team, and must be able to own breaking news logistics in a highly competitive market while having excellent news judgement. In addition, successful candidates must have an understanding of coverage on all platforms and are expected to help generate story ideas.  Collaboration with others is a must for this position, and candidates should be open to feedback and have a desire to grow in their role.  Candidates should have at least 2 years of experience in a newsroom.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate and collaborate with newsroom staff in the station and in the field, and coordinate coverage during daily and breaking news events.
  • Work with other members of our Content Center team to confirm tips and information from public officials in a clear and professional manner.
  • Monitor scanners, social media, and station emails to flag breaking news, and come up with a plan to react.
  • The job does require the candidate to do some writing for broadcast and digital platforms.
  • Other duties may be assigned

 

 

What we look for

  • A minimum of 2 years professional experience in local TV news is preferred
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Journalism or Communications preferred
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism
  • Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects

 

WFXT/Boston 25 is an equal opportunity employer.

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