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Posted: April 29, 2024

Assignment Editor – PT Temporary

  • Part Time
  • Temporary
  • Pittsburgh

WTAE-TV

 

Position/Title:
Assignment Editor – PT Temporary
Details:

WTAE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA has an opening for someone who wants to win each day in the role of PT Assignment Editor. You can capture the essence of what’s happening in the community and help to bring it home to our viewers. You will have a take charge attitude for breaking news. You find distinctive enterprise stories and oversee news coverage. As a newsroom leader your impact sets us apart.

Responsibilities

  • Listen to multiple police scanners which cover more than a dozen agencies throughout our market???must have great “scanner ears”
  • Gather and organize press releases, emails, phone calls and viewer tips. Decide which of the above will yield compelling content for newscasts
  • Assist news management with content gathering and planning
  • Assist producers, digital editors and reporters with story gathering
  • Keep track of crews in the field and communicate with them
  • Furnish content and post it to all digital platforms???including sending push alerts, Twitter and Facebook post

Requirements

  • Experience listening to police scanners
  • Experience with digital platforms, especially social media. You will monitor multiple social media accounts to gather content and communicate with news makers
  • Either have a working knowledge of FTP or will learn how to FTP video to other stations
  • Familiar with local newsgathering technology and terminology
  • Will maintain professional working relationships with newsmakers
  • Can gather information from multiple sources simultaneously and quickly push it out to anchors, reporters, producers, and digital editors
  • Be able to remain calm and level-headed during breaking news situations
  • Willing to work a variety of shifts including weekends and nights
  • Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Vacancy Type:
Part Time
Date Posted:
4/25/2024
Closing Date:
5/25/2024
City:
Pittsburgh – 15221
State:
Pennsylvania
Contact:
Please visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply. EOE
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