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12 News Phoenix (KPNX) is home to employees who demonstrate an urgent, passionate and unmatched commitment to lead and revolutionize information delivery across all platforms. We are looking for an Assignment Editor to join our fast-paced and dynamic newsroom. This position is based in Phoenix, AZ and is responsible for content generation and management as well as social media content, breaking news, follow up stories and monitoring incoming newsroom phone calls. The ideal candidate will contribute to all platforms, maintaining a presence on social media, creating unique digital content, sending push alerts, and writing stories for all platforms.
Reviews all news releases, monitors police and fire scanners, and checks Twitter, Facebook and other local news sources for story ideas
Looks for new, enterprise and innovative ways to deliver information relevant to viewers
Develops and assigns news stories of the day and plans large news event coverage
Deals with time and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff
Contributes to multiple platforms on a daily basis including writing for the website, writing for newscasts, creating graphics, shooting and editing video
Makes calls to maintain relationships with local agencies like police departments, courts, etc
Contacts news management in the event of significant breaking news that requires additional resources or would require interrupting regular programming
Minimum 5 years major or medium market or network or cable newsroom experience; College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Excellent people management skills
Strong communication skills, conflict management, and customer service skills
Strong organizational skills in a fast-paced environment and deadline driven environment
Requires sound news judgment, the ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations
Must be able to multitask and comfortable with new technology
Must understand basic setup of Satellite and Microwave technology and be prepared to assist with tuning in live shots and feeds
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, visit www.TEGNA.com.
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.