Assignment Desk Editor (On-Call)
About the job
*Schedule varies and will include filling in for staff, which may include weekends and holidays.
POSITION OBJECTIVE: We are a multi-platform provider of news and information. Successful applicant will work under the direction and in the absence of the Assignment Desk Manager with special emphasis on serving all platforms in a professional manner.
College graduate with skills in the following areas: journalism, newswriting, planning, social media procedures, computer operations and word processing.
Ability to organize, delegate and motivate other people.
Interest in and knowledge of local news issues. Ability to coordinate and implement complex tasks involving new and constantly changing problems or situations.
Ability and willingness to engage the public on social media platforms.
Organized with the ability to concentrate on more than one event at a time, capable to follow written and verbal instructions under minimal supervision.
Willing to work under pressure to solve unanticipated problems or perform unscheduled assignments in order to meet hourly and daily deadlines.
Proven ability to be precise and accurate with detailed work, which often requires long periods of close attention and concentration.
Punctuality and ability to works hours required. Works more when required to meet deadlines including weekends, holidays, evenings, etc.
Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures.
Work effectively in a team environment.
Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, and clients.
Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively.
Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion.
Extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination.
Sit for long periods of time.