Nexstar Media Group

  • Assignment Editor

    Requisition ID
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    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at


    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    KOIN 6 a Nexstar Media Group, Inc. Television Station in Portland, Oregon is seeking an experienced assignment editor. The Assignment Editor assigns news stories to news personnel; integrates visual content and audio material to create compelling stories; as well as, completes daily editing projects for multiple platforms.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
    * Develop story or content ideas, considering on-air and online audience appeal.

    * Research trends and build contacts with key PR people, public information officers, and other newsmakers
    * Collaborate with anchors, reporters, and producers on video elements of newscasts.
    * Send teams of reporters and news videographers on location to film breaking news 


    Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    * Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with co-workers in all departments.
    * Excellent communication skills.

    * Quick and decisive decision-making skills.
    * Experience in Web and graphic design software, digital publishing applications and multimedia production software.
    * Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.
    * Create alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
    * Detail oriented. 


    Education/Experience: A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communication, or English and three years’ experience as news assignment editor. 


    Training/Equipment: Operate newsroom computer system (ENPS). Other web and video skills a plus.


    Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: Position requires the operation of computer and editing software. High stress environment with deadline pressures. Must be available to work a variety of shifts. 


    NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

    ABOUT US: Broadcasting since 1953, KOIN 6 News is Portland’s CBS affiliate, providing local news, network and syndicated entertainment to viewers in Oregon and SW Washington. KOIN 6 News is Watching Out For You with 34 hours of local news broadcasts each week, featuring award-winning, in-depth investigations, news, weather and traffic.




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