Assignment Editor

WKRN-TV, Media General’s ABC Affiliate in Nashville, TN, is looking for an aggressive, experienced TV News Assignment Editor who is organized – computer literate – able to manage daily crews and breaking news – answer multiple telephones – always has an ear to scanners – has a knowledge of social media and the web – knows how to plan future assignments – be a team player and able to handle other duties as assigned by management.

Job Description:  To manage daily editorial work flow: assign Video Journalists, Photographers and Reporters; monitor scanners, make beat calls and assign crews to breaking news:  lead daily news planning and coverage; proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media; patience and sensitivity to handle viewer calls and concerns; coordinate satellite time and live trucks.

Skills (Essential and Preferred):  Excellent news writing skills, as well as computer (ENPS, excellent Microsoft Office and Outlook), organizational, telephone and people skills. Plus, successful candidate must have a good working knowledge of Nashville and its surrounding areas.

Experience (Essential and Preferred):   2-3 years of television newsroom experience required, preferably as an assignment editor.

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree    Major: Communications/Journalism

For consideration:   No phone calls please.

Please tell us how you found out about the job opening, send resume, and cover letter to:
WKRN-TV – Human Resources (News)
441 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210
email to:
Be sure to include your name and the job title in subject line.   

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Jobs at WKRN.  WKRN-TV is a drug-free company and requires pre-employment drug testing and background investigations.  Media General, WKRN-TV is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring, training or promotion of employees because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  We are engaged in a continuing effort to seek out prospective applicants for employment with our company.  We earnestly solicit your assistance in obtaining employees and request you refer prospective applicants to us at the address below.

441 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210

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