Assignment Editor

Website wistv WIS TV

Job Description:

WIS-TV is looking for a dynamic, experienced, and aggressive Assignment Editor to oversee our newsgathering operations and complement our talented team of journalists. The ideal candidate is a news junkie who has strong news judgment and can juggle multiple tasks simultaneously. This person must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment. A sense of urgency and the ability to make clear and confident decisions is critical. Communicating those decisions is crucial. WIS needs an assignment editor who is not only a leader but can also generate and curate high-level news content.

General Responsibilities:

·         Oversee newsgathering (this includes developing story ideas, confirming information, and curating reliable news sources)

·         Plan and execute daily news coverage across multiple platforms

·         Manage newsroom resources and logistics

·         Create and publish content to digital and social media platforms Monitor scanners and social media Effectively communicate with the news team


·         Sound news judgment Refined communication skills

·         Excellent time management

·         Working understanding of social media platforms

·         Basic and investigative news-gathering skills

·         Understanding of video and still photography and editing a plus

·         Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field is preferred, equivalent experience considered Experience as a producer, photographer, or reporter/MMJ preferred

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