News Assignment Manager

News Assignment Manager

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga needs a driven, energetic and creative full-time Assignment Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Gathering news affecting the community
  • Preparing story items for presentation in the newscasts and on digital/social platforms
  • Assisting in the efficient operation of the assignment desk
  • Partnering with other members of the leadership team on strategy and marketing of news products
  • Direct supervision of select staff members

Required skills and qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • A minimum of one (1) year of assignment desk experience or equivalent
  • A commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong sense of organization and time management
  • 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
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in journalism is preferred

This is a full-time salaried position and will require working a flexible schedule that includes nights and holidays.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.


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