PT Assignment Editor (Pittsburgh, PA)

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WTAE-TV, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA is looking for a newsroom part-time AssignmentEditor. The ideal candidate has good news judgment, the ability to juggle multiple time-critical situations while remaining level-headed, good communication skills to deal with news crews and the general public, proven organizational skills to help keep us on top of upcoming stories, a working knowledge of police scanners and Broadcastify, and the ability to quickly and accurately write and post news stories for our digital and social media platforms. The candidate we hire must be proficient with the use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms and apps to find stories, track breaking news and connect with viewers.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Aggressively cover breaking news in a competitive news market.
  • Track assignments from conception to on-air execution.
  • Maintain follow-ups, develop sources, build idea files and monitor scanners/phones.
  • Write and post stories to the station's digital and social media platforms
Experience Requirements:
  • At least one to two years of experience in a television newsroom.
  • Must have computer and software experience.
  • Must be a strong storyteller and an independent problem-solver.
Qualifications Requirements:
  • Ability to work varied shifts as needed.
  • College degree preferred
  • Military training and experience in related field will be considered.
Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
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Hearst operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in New York, NY. Hearst was founded in 1887. It has 3010 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 135 open jobs at Hearst, click here.
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