Assignment Editor

Posting Date: May 5, 2014
Minimum Deadline for Submission: COB May 19th, 2014
Maximum Deadline for Submission: COB August 5th, 2014

Station Management reserves the right to hire within the minimum and maximum deadlines. Applicants will be notified of Position Closing.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Must have good people skills on the phone and in person. Needs solid writing skills for broadcasting and online. Computer skills required, including use of email, ENPS and Microsoft Office. Update assignment files with news stories. Make calls to investigate story ideas. Make beat checks daily. Ability to listen to scanner traffic and hear potential breaking news stories. Organize assignment board daily, working with producers, reporters and management to keep story selection in line with the KOLO 8 News Now strategic plan. Ideal candidate has strong social media skills. You should be able to multi-task and work well under pressure.



OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Willing to reside within 30 minutes of station • Available for varying work schedules due to temporary or permanent schedule changes, or breaking news coverage (including weekends, overnights and out-of-town assignments). Salary based on experience.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUMES ELECTRONICALLY
By email to openings@kolotv.com
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Only if you don’t have electronic access, please mail your resume to:
KOLO-TV
Attn: Assignment Editor
4850 Ampere Drive
Reno, NV 89502

KOLO-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company and requires pre-employment drug testing. EOE Gray Television Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap or marital status. Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission. If you believe your Equal Employment Rights have been violated, you may contact the FCC in Washington, D.C. 20054, or other appropriate state or local agencies.


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