Assignment Editors at Sinclair Broadcast Group (Portland, ME)

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Job Description

WGME CBS13 / WPFO FOX 23, in Portland, Maine, is a trusted brand providing Maine viewers with local news, weather, sports, entertainment, and social media content. We help grow the most talented people in television. You will have the opportunity to work with a team filled with spirit, passion and imagination. We have an exciting opportunity for two FT experienced, hands-on Assignment Editors who can enterprise, multitask multiple responsibilities at once and understand/execute the job at hand. You will know how to make contacts, generate story ideas and react quickly and decisively to breaking news. Candidates must have strong logistical and communication skills and the ability to move crews strategically. You will coordinate coverage and problem solve obstacles. Candidates must be able to perform calmly and communicate effectively under stressful conditions. We want someone with an eye on innovation to help us evolve our assignment desk into a digitally driven content team.

Responsibilities include:
  • Assign and track news crews
  • Identify and develop daily content
  • Write and post content to station website and social media sites
  • Compelling and accurate writing
  • Listen to scanners and react to breaking news, make beat checks, monitor web sites and social media, react to developing news
  • Develop and maintain contacts and sources to enterprise story ideas
  • Listen for and respond to breaking news
  • Assisting in the efficient operations of the assignment desk

Requirements:
  • Minimum of one (1) year of assignment desk experience
  • Commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills
  • General knowledge and interest in local, national and world news
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines in an open team environment
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media
  • A Bachelor's degree with a major in journalism is also preferred.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. Also, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, our own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open-door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.
More Information on Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group operates in the News + Entertainment industry. The company is located in Seattle, WA, Cockeysville, MD and Hunt Valley, MD. Sinclair Broadcast Group was founded in 1986. It has 5001 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 72 open jobs at Sinclair Broadcast Group, click here.
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