Assignment Editor

WFMY News 2

Media - Journalism - Newspaper
Assignment Editor -012228
Primary Industry:
Broadcasting - Radio - TV
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WFMY News 2 in Greensboro, North Carolina is looking for an Assignment Editor who can lead our team to create engaging, up-to-the-minute content. The ideal candidate needs to be aggressive, have great people skills, and excellent news judgment. We want this candidate to thrive on digging for stories, as well as connecting with the community. This position is responsible for helping to select, develop and plan reporting assignments to be covered by our team of digital and broadcast journalists as well as develop enterprise stories, track and cover breaking news, field calls from the public, and stay connected with local news in our communities through e-mails, social media and news releases.


• Discover and produce unique, local and engaging content daily and publish to multiple platforms

• React quickly to breaking news and move crews effectively

• Manages time and logistics to make sure selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff

• Reviews all news releases, monitors police and fire scanners, and checks social media and other local news sources for story ideas. Must have knowledge of their operations, codes, and basic use

• Makes beat calls to maintain relationships with local agencies like police departments, courts, etc.

• Represent WFMY News 2 in conversations with other media organizations about pool coverage and access issues

• Participate in long-term story planning, including keeping track of big stories, potential follow ups, and organizing a newsroom calendar

• Provide editorial guidance and manage logistics to execute daily newsroom content

• Use multiple social media platforms to identify stories that will trend well with audiences

• Search and locate criminal and civil document systems to be distributed to news and digital producers

• Maintain knowledge on specific political, community and business leaders

• Understand audience insights and metrics, apply to content planning and execution

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.
Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
North Carolina
1 Year(s)


• BA/BS in journalism, communications, or related field

• 1-3 years of experience in a local newsroom preferred

• Sense of urgency with breaking news

• Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

• Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines

• Strong communication, conflict management, and customer service skills

• Ability to cultivate and develop working relationships with local newsmakers and their staff

• Extensive knowledge of social media, online and mobile content gathering tools & technologies

• Ability to write in both broadcast and AP style a plus

• Flexible with shift assignments

Work Environment: Office

Physical Demands: Sedentary work

Travel: Rarely: less than 10%

Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment

Physical Demands Set: Sedentary work: Involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.



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EEO statement:

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. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.


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