at Nexstar Media Group in Peoria, Illinois, United States
The Assignment Manager is responsible for being the lead for incoming news stories which includes information gathering, planning and coordinating news coverage across all station platforms.
- Tracks stories from all sources, including governmental agencies, wire services, and community groups – Dispatches photographers, reporters, and other personnel to cover stories – Coordinates logistics for news personnel – Participates in daily story meetings and supplies a comprehensive list of all possible news stories – Works with News & Content Director and News Director to develop plans for all broadcasts – Assist in the development, planning, and follow-up of all news stories – Edits video clips as assigned – Writes stories for the web and other media platforms as assigned – Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites – Performs other duties as assignedRequirements & Skills :
+ Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
+ Minimum two years’ experience in news operations
+ Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
+ Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
+ Flexibility to work any shiftNexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 200 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 68% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv . EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled