Nexstar Media Group

Assignment Editor/Digital Content Producer

Requisition ID
2019-6469
Category
News
Job Locations
US-TX-Austin
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 Assignments Editor answers incoming news calls and assigns daily news stories according to the news personnel available.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

KXAN News is now accepting résumés for a full-time dual role of assignment editor and digital content producer.  Must excel at reacting quickly to news developments, identifying potential stories, researching information and following-up on ongoing stories. Must have strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style, news judgment, organization skills and ability to communicate with the public and newsroom staff. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize under deadline. Duties include: writing/publishing of digital stories, continuously monitoring and updating digital content, using social media to gather and publish information, assisting newsroom staff with newsgathering and research, answering phones and providing strong customer service to callers. Previous newsroom experience required with assignment desk and/or digital reporting/producing. A Bachelor`s degree in Journalism, Communication, or related field preferred.

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:


The Assignments Editor must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  Must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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