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Assignment Desk Editor

KWES-TV Midland/Odessa St. Louis Full-Time
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5 On Your Side, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Mo, (market 21) is looking for an assignment editor/digital content producer to join our award-winning team. This is a fast-paced hybrid position for someone who has both assignment desk and digital producing experience.

The position is responsible for assigning and dispatching news crews, assisting news crews with contacts and research along with publishing original content for URL blocked - click to apply and our social media accounts. The position also requires monitoring all local news beats and trending digital sources to evaluate and assign coverage for all platforms at 5 On Your Side.

The right candidate is a strong assignment desk editor and writer. Someone who can run an assignment desk and help find and develop original, engaging content that drives social engagement using text, video, and multimedia and can work well as part of a technically savvy team that collaborates with content producers and reporters to develop valuable, relevant content on all platforms. A strong working knowledge of the St. Louis area is important.

Responsibilities include:

  • Covering breaking news events as part of a fast-paced assignment /digital team
  • Strong assignment editor/ writing skills
  • Solid news knowledge - preferably of the St. Louis market
  • Working in multiple content management systems
  • Editing and managing video on digital platforms
  • Knowledgeable about how to use social media to generate digital traffic and engagement
  • Researching, creating, and publishing original content to URL blocked - click to apply
  • Ability to identify potentially viral stories
  • Ability to work with reporters to develop assigned stories
  • Working under tight deadlines
  • Planning ahead for social, digital and on air coverage of events
  • Ability to manage content on a variety of platforms including desktop, mobile sites, apps and social media


  • Three years' experience working in news as an assignment editor /digital producer
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage requests from various sources and work well with varied personalities on deadline
  • Experience working in a digital content management system
  • Experience with digital photo and video editing tools
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent in managing news crews and news judgment
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills



About TEGNA



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry's top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, URL blocked - click to apply







TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


 

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Press Releases
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Fact Sheets
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NewsWest 9 (KWES), the NBC affiliate in Midland-Odessa, TX, is owned by TEGNA Inc., an innovative media company with 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets.

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