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JOB AD: Assignment Manager

NH1 News Seeks Assignment Manager

 

Job Description:

 

Based in the brand new NH1 Media Center in Concord, NH1 is hiring an experienced broadcast news manager with a strong background and experience in managing an Assignment Desk. This person will be part of a leadership team with direct oversight of news-gathering for the multi-platform news organization. This individual will primarily focus on television newscasts but will work in tandem with members of the NH1 radio and digital news- gathering teams.

 

Responsibilities:

·       As a central figure in daily news gathering and in the planning for future coverage, the Assignment Manager has significant input into the overall editorial process.

·       The Assignment Manager supervises and directs the nerve center of the television newsroom for the evening newscasts.

·       He or she will dispatch crews, monitor scanners, make phone calls, and set up stories.

·       The Assignment Manager is responsible for researching and setting up story ideas submitted by members of the news team.

·       The Assignment Manager oversees the dayside assignment of stories to journalists and photographers.

·       The Assignment Manager is responsible for logistical decisions such as informing crews of their assignments and making necessary changes in those assignments based on circumstances, such as breaking news.

·       The Assignment Manager interacts with fellow news managers including those assigned to radio and digital news coverage.

·       This person supervises all journalists and photographers and communicates any and all issues that are related to field crews and assignments.  

 

Requirements:

·       At least three years of experience as an Assignment Editor or related television experience.

·       Excellent news judgment and problem solving skills.

·       Previous management experience preferred.

·       Decisive and an effective communicator.

·       Flexible and adept when dealing with challenges such as reassigning news crews in order to cover breaking news.

·       A proven ability to multi-task under significant deadline pressure.

·       Must be able to work flexible hours.

·       Ability to mentor and teach less experienced assignment desk personnel.

·       Desire to develop news sources and passionate about winning breaking news.

·       Must possess the ability to edit video or be willing to be trained to edit for broadcast.

·       Knowledge of New Hampshire is a plus.

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field.

 

Please send resume and salary history to tvjobs@nh1.com.

NH1 and Binnie Media are Equal Opportunity Employers.

 

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