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  • Date posted
    March 10, 2024
  • Location
    Onsite
  • Apply before
    May 9, 2024
  • Career Level
    Entry-Level

Job Description

Job Description

The Assignment Editor plays a significant role in the day-to-day execution of NBC Connecticut’s multiplatform news strategy. The role combines attention to detail, rapid response, editorial judgment, consistent day-to-day execution within a 24/7 newsgathering operation. This person will also manage the coordination of day-to-day assignments for the station’s field crews.

Here You Can:

  • Break stories, work contacts, and react quickly and aggressively to breaking news.
  • Gather information for newscasts, set up stories in advance, and assist newscast producer in all aspects of the show.
  • Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic sources for news.
  • Use social media tools to monitor and report news, find sources, and leads for stories.
  • When assigned, participate in long-term planning for station initiatives and big stories.
  • Enterprise story ideas.
  • Participate in daily editorial meetings.
  • Dispatch crews and information in a timely and organized manner. Coordinate reporters, photographers, and other personnel to cover stories.
  • Set up and coordinate live remotes inside and outside the building.
  • Multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Coordinate with other Assignment Editors and the Managing Editor for carry-over of stories from day to day.
  • Develop and cultivate contacts within the community for news stories.
  • Establish a network of contacts and sources across Connecticut.
  • Cooperate with and support NBC News, Newschannel and other Owned Television stations.
  • Produce content for the NBC Connecticut digital platforms
  • Write and publish local news content on the NBCConnecticut.com website, our mobile apps, social media platforms and other properties
  • Learn how to publish video, images and text including publishing to social media platforms.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or other equivalent experience
  • At least 1 year experience including: work in a broadcast news environment, coordinating assignments, generating story ideas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AP Style writing and guidelines

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through the www.nbcunicareers.com site
  • Must be willing to work in West Hartford, CT
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must have ability to work any of a 24×7 shift, particularly holidays, weekends and overnights/early mornings
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, with good telephone skills, excellent organizational skills, strong news judgment and good instincts. Ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions and act decisively under stress and tight deadlines.
  • Thorough knowledge of the logistics aspect of deploying personnel and equipment for the purpose of electronic newsgathering.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Team player.
  • Has the ability to seek simple solutions to complex problems.
  • Thorough knowledge of the logistics aspect of deploying personnel and equipment for the purpose of electronic newsgathering.
  • Show producing or field producing.
  • Proficient in Social Media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Additional Information

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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