Nexstar Media Group

  • Assignment Manager News Broadcast Digital

    Requisition ID
    2019-6243
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-SC-Mount Pleasant
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% 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 www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    The Assignment Manager is responsible for being the lead for incoming news stories which includes information gathering, planning and coordinating news coverage across all station platforms. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Tracks stories from all sources including government agencies, wire services and community groups
    • Dispatches photographers, reporters and other personnel to cover stories
    • Coordinates logistics for news personnel
    • Participates in daily story meetings and supplies a comprehensive list of all possible news stories and works with the News Director to develop plans for all broadcasts
    • Assists in development, planning and follow-up of all news stories
    • Edits video clips as assigned
    • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Flexibility to work any shift

     Physical Demands & Work Environment

    The Assignment Manager must be able to:

    • Remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
    • Conduct telephone conversations
    • Communicate directly with individuals or groups
    • Make decisions with little or no supervision
    • Make decisions that impact the results of co-workers
    • Work in close proximity to others

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