WBNS 10TV in Columbus, OH is looking for a dynamic Assignment Manager to lead our daily newsgathering efforts across all platforms. The successful candidate will have superior news judgment, a collaborative approach to newsgathering, the ability to develop sources within the community, and coach a team of assignment and digital editors. Responsibilities:
Ensure we are gathering the right mix of stories each day
Lead a quick response to breaking news
Clearly communicate needs and logistics to news team
Lead our event and future day planning efforts
Be knowledgeable of state and local governmental operations
BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
3-5 years of management experience preferred or correlating years of experience in assignment roles
Possesses knowledge and experience in journalism and storytelling. Demonstrates creativity and innovation ideally in both Digital and Broadcast mediums.
Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of traditional and social media platforms, their respective participants (web, app, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
Experience with audience feedback tools like CrowdTangle, Chartbeat, Google Analytics, etc.
Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events