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Assignment Editor - Temporary

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Job Description:  KCRA 3 News is looking for a competitive assignment editor who thrives on winning the big story!


“Where the News Comes First” is not only our brand – it’s our deep commitment to journalistic excellence. As the #1 ratings leader in our market, we set the bar high for excellent storytelling, investigative reporting and outstanding breaking news coverage.            


We are looking for an assignment editor who is a take-charge newsroom leader who finds distinctive enterprise stories and oversees news coverage that sets us apart.


Job Responsibilities:                                              


  • Oversees newsgathering and logistics for all of our platforms.
  • Takes strong lead in breaking news coverage.
  • Aggressively seeks enterprise stories.
  • Monitors social media and builds content for our web site.
  • Reacts aggressively and decisively to breaking news with or without management present.
  • Builds strong sources in the community.



Experience Requirements:


  • At least one year of newsroom experience.
  • College degree preferred.


Qualifications Requirements:                                            


  • Demonstrates exceptional news judgment.
  • Demonstrates superb organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Multi-tasks efficiently under heavy deadline pressure.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including early mornings and weekends.

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