KTUU-TV, Assignment Mgr/Broadcast Supervisor

Posted by Alaska Broadcasters Association

Anchorage, AK
Posted: 2017-11-29

Description:

Assignment Manager / Broadcast Supervisor
Company: Position Type: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt Grade
Purpose:
The Assignment Manager / Broadcast Supervisor is responsible for recognizing, assigning and coordinating all broadcast coverage needs, including supervising all reporters and field crews while on assignment, and approving reporter/producer broadcast scripts for air daily. The Assignment Manager assists reporters and producers with story development and structure, and coordinates logistics as coverage needs demand.

Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
 Coordinate with Multimedia Content Manager and participate in editorial and futures planning meetings
 Special emphasis on working with reporters and producers on story treatment
 Dispatch News teams to news stories
 Create, gather, develop, confirm, and set up news coverage using multiple resources and platforms
 Copy edit newscast scripts and reporter stories as well as copy for digital platforms, as needed
 Track and communicate development of news stories and events
 Prioritize daily broadcast assignments to best meet department goals
 Post assignments in newsroom, providing specific details and updates for all assignments
 Manage logistics for assignments, as needed
 Answer telephone calls and emails from the public and viewers
 Maintain planning calendar
 Fill in for Multiplatform Content Manager, if necessary
 Collaborate with Network Assignment Desks and other affiliates via phone and email, as needed
 FTP and/or feed video to field teams, affiliates, sister stations and/or the Network, as requested
 Post and update stories on the station’s digital platforms
 Communicate directly with the Digital team during breaking news
 Offer positive leadership as a member of the news team, working to continue the strategic and budgetary goals of the department
 Perform other job‐related duties as assigned
 Work morning, evening, weekends, or holidays, as required

Requirements:

Job Requirements
Experience:
 5 years experience in broadcast News
 1 year experience working on an Assignment Desk
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 Ability to write clearly and accurately; great grammar
 Excellent communication skills
 Demonstrate solid news judgment
 Maintain strong journalistic ethics; maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community
 Strong initiative and attention to detail
 Demonstrate leadership through training and mentoring less experienced staff members
 Extensive knowledge of news gathering operations and procedures
 Advanced level knowledge newsroom software (ENPS)
 Basic knowledge of web posting software & content management systems (Clickability)
 Strong research skills, including conducting online research using various search engines
 Ability to stay current with national and local news/weather
 Advanced knowledge of social media & digital platforms
 Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
 Knowledge of television market, geography and issues
 Ability to maintain multiple modes of communication and coordinate multiple issues during breaking news and other stressful situations
 Willing to work flexible hours and work well with coworkers
 Ability to work independently with little supervision
 Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment

Education:
 Bachelor’s degree; Communications, Journalism, or related field required
Licensing/Certifications:
 Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
Working Conditions:
 Duties are performed mostly indoors in an office environment
 Work includes sitting for prolonged periods
 Ability to lift and carry 10‐25 lbs. for short distances
 Occasional exposure to atmospheric conditions
 While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands and fingers, reach, grab, balance, handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; regularly sit, talk and hear
 Some weekends, evenings, and holidays required

Contact:

KTUU‐TV is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please go to: https://gray.tv/applynow

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