The Assignment Desk Manager supervises the activities and schedules of assignment editors, reporters and photographers. This position oversees story files and establishes contacts with police and public information officials. The Assignment Desk Manager generates story ideas by listening to police scanners and discerning credible news tips. This position also schedules news crews and supervises special projects.
Essential Job Functions
30% Oversees the activities and schedules of assignment editors, reporters and photographers. Provides direction and guidance on story selection and coverage. Coordinates live and tape feeds from live trucks and satellite sources. Maintains communication with news producers regarding developing and future news stories.
30% Manages and supervises assignment editors including scheduling, coaching, development and performance feedback. Recruits and trains new assignment editors as needed.
20% Assists in developing story ideas. Researches additional content for reporter stories and story tips.
10% Develops and maintains systems for more efficient assignment desk operations and communications with other news managers.
5% Monitors additional news sources including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and internet. Coordinates with public and news sources by phone and in person.
5% Maintains story files. Establishes contacts with police and public information officials. Updates assignment files with relevant information including addresses, phone/pager numbers.
Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Four year degree in related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
Three to five years experience as an assignment editor in television news or comparable broadcast news experience.
Minimum one year of supervisory experience preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of news computer system.
Extensive knowledge regarding current events, community issues, and criminal justice system; understanding of ethical and legal issues related to news, logistics and ENG resources.
Good understanding of television news operations with fundamental understanding of television production techniques.
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively outline assignments and direction of stories.
Ability to organize workflow and prioritize constantly changing coverage.
Ability to make decisions quickly and accurately.
Advanced knowledge of computer and internet research, computer assisted reporting and database research.
Familiarity with wide range of news sources including public records, sources and equipment.
Superior organizational skills related to tracking tips, follow-ups, contacts and story files.
Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups of individuals and maintain professional demeanor during stressful situations.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure of tight deadlines and last minute changes.
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