WTEN/WXXA-TV in Albany, NY is looking for a full-time news Assignment Editor to work directly with the Assistant News Director and Producers in creating story assignments. Duties include but are not limited to coordinating logistics involving equipment and crews to cover the daily news, coordinate the information gathering effort by making and taking phone calls, and coordinate the assistance of Desk Assistants. Candidate will also monitor emergency frequencies on scanners to identify breaking news stories and determine when photographer and reporter assignments need to be changed to cover breaking news stories. In addition, candidate will also monitor progress of crews in the field and update Assistant News Director and Producers, develop and compile story ideas and scheduled news events on a daily basis, develop and maintain contacts, maintain knowledge of current news events and perform other duties as assigned. Candidate must be able to perform with minimum supervision and work well under pressure. Previous professional television news experience required.
Qualified candidates should apply online at MediaGeneral.com and e-mail resumes to email@example.com. Drug screen and background check required. Young Broadcasting of Albany is an Equal Opportunity Employer.