Would you like to work in the #6 market in a city with a thriving economy and a vibrant culture? WGCL and WPCH in Atlanta, Georgia provides the community with award winning local news coverage, dedicated community service, and effective marketing solutions for area businesses. Come to Atlanta for the opportunity. The energy. The chance to dream where there’s space to contribute. Where creatives, universities, entrepreneurs, and the world’s biggest brands intersect. Atlanta has a unique culture all its own with a young population, a bustling city center packed with urban parks and amenities, and famously walkable neighborhoods.
This time around, the job is particularly ground-up, as we look to rebuild the entire department, which had been hubbed under previous ownership.
The Assignment Editor assists with the daily flow of news to the newsroom for appropriate coverage both on-air and on the station’s digital platforms.
Gathers meaningful news information from various sources. They also generate story idea, discern credible news tips, schedule news crews and take in live feeds.
Is also responsible for creating content that is aligned with and enhances the station brand and for publishing content on multiple digital platforms, including mobile and online and social networks.
This person should have solid news judgment, a sound grasp of online journalism and a sense of urgency for breaking news.
This is a high-pressure, deadline-focused position, which requires a self-starter, who is flexible and has the ability to multitask.
Atlanta – 30318
EDITO003563Education: Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
Experience: At least two years working in a major market newsroom. Experience using a content management system (CMS).
Strong editorial skills and working knowledge of AP Style. Knowledge of content management systems (CMSs), HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Avid and iNews are preferred.
The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Answering phones, discerning news tips, gathering information and dispensing that information to the newsroom.
Posting content, including stories, videos and pictures, to the station’s digital platforms, while complying with digital publishing standards, including AP Style guidelines and in-house style guidelines.
Monitors news sources to ensure news is being appropriately covered.
Interacts with internal and external peers and/or manager to exchange information related to assigned tasks.
Taking in live feeds and coordinating interviews.
Participates in projects and special assignments as requested by management.
We are always on the lookout for bright, creative talent to be part of the Meredith team.
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