News Assistant/Receptionist

News Assistant/Receptionist

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga is seeking a morning newsroom assistant/afternoon receptionist.  This important position supports the news director with day-to-day activities to keep the newsroom running smoothly, and serves as the company’s first point of contact at the reception desk.  The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills, interact well with others, be very organized and display a professional appearance and attitude. 

Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Maintain fleet records
  • Purchase newsroom supplies and equipment
  • Assist news director with time-off requests
  • Assist newsroom with incoming calls
  • Process applications for interns and job shadows
  • Maintain severe weather announcement database
  • Maintain calendar entries for newsroom contract renewals
  • Process reimbursements for staff spending
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook and Office – especially Excel and Word
  • Greeting guests
  • Maintaining files
  • Maintaining sufficient supplies inventory, ordering and organizing
  • Assist with accounting clerical duties and other tasks as assigned
  • Must be detail-oriented and exceptionally well organized
  • Great people skills and a positive, can-do attitude are essential
  • Must take initiative and be a problem-solver
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently 


  • Accounts payable experience a plus
  • 2 or more years of receptionist experience is preferred, as is previous broadcast experience


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

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