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Assignment Desk Manager


Location: El Paso, TX

Contact Name: Sinclair Broadcast Group


Job Description

Category: Media - Journalism - Newspaper
Position/Title: Assignment Desk Manager

KFOX/CBS4 in El Paso, TX is looking for a full-time Assignment Desk Manager!

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 3/29/2022
Closing Date: 5/28/2022
City: El Paso
State: Texas

KFOX/CBS4 in El Paso, TX is looking for a full-time Assignment Desk Manager! This person must possess strong leadership, organizational skills and able to perform well under pressure. The ideal candidate develops and enterprises stories daily and communicates well with co-workers and the community. The candidate will also be required to coordinate field anchoring opportunities as well as live coverage of special events, and run the assignment desk. The applicant must be strong at managing breaking news including severe weather coverage, and be able to make sound, split-second decisions. Successful candidates will be able to generate original stories and develop follow-up content for multi-platform.

•    Develop stories and update them by maintaining contact with sources, including police and government agencies
•    Respond aggressively to breaking news and severe weather
•    Write news stories for website, post to social media platforms
•    Coordinate crews in the field and communicate updates to the news staff and management
•    Help plan special projects and elections
•    Help manage news planner
•    Maintain the newsroom schedule
•    Perform other duties as assigned

•    College degree in Journalism or related field
•    Previous newsroom experience
•    Must be versed in broadcast and digital writing styles
•    Ability to handle high stress, deadline pressure, and adapts easily to change
•    Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment
•    Willing to work flexible hours and work well with coworkers
•    Great organizational skills
•    Pre-employment drug screen and MVR check required

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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