Assignment Editor

HGPTV is looking for an Assignment Editor who will be responsible for planning, preparing, and executing the news gathering functions, including newsroom assignments, coordination logistics, and monitoring news wires and social media updating our website with limited supervision in a complex and fast pace environment

KEY RESPONSIBLITIES:

  •   Run the desk and assign reporters; dispatching and driving reporters throughout the news gathering process and being an effective liaison between In-house editor; reporters and video editors/producers
  •   Effectively monitor stories from all sources: police, fire and court beats, all newspapers, online, etc.
  •   Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information
  •   Lead daily story meetings, supply a comprehensive list of all-possible news stories and video sources, and work with the News Director editors and Producers to develop plansfor our Nightly News broadcasts
  •   Work directly with newscast staff on the daily creation of all News broadcasts

Required Skills

  •   Assertive and competitive. Won’t “get beat” on a story
  •   Strong news judgment and innate ability to vet tips and sniff out stories
  •   Strong organizational and project management skills
  •   Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •   Responds quickly to changing circumstances and breaking news
  •   A passion and good understanding of local news
  •   Calm under pressure, tight deadline and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  •   Enterprising spirit
  •   Knowledge of ENPS computer system a plus
  •   Strong working knowledge of local and national news issues
  •   Able to lead others toward deadlines with consistency
  •   Ability to work with news team on the execution of the news strategy and tactic
  •   Handle multiple breaking news stories in a fast paced network newsroom environment
  •   Positive approach and pro-active working style
  •   High level of drive to inspire and lead others to meet deadlines and targeted results
  •   Able to work flexible hours
  •   Must submit to a background check

Required Experience

A minimum of 2 years news room experience as an assignment editor, desk assistant, writer,

producer or associate producer is preferred.

Job Location

Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara

Position Type

Full-Time