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Assignments Editor

location Albuquerque, New Mexico
time Full Time
Job Start Date: ASAP!
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The weekend Assignments Editor answers incoming news calls and assigns daily news stories according to the news personnel available.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Tracks stories from all sources including government agencies, wire services and community groups
  • Dispatches photographers, reporters and other personnel to cover stories
  • Coordinates logistics for news personnel
  • Participates in daily story meetings and supplies a comprehensive list of all possible news stories and works with the News Director to develop plans for all broadcasts
  • Assists in development, planning and follow-up of all news stories
  • Edits video clips as assigned
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Journalism degree, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations preferred
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work any shift including Saturday and Sunday


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