Assignment Editor

Posted by CareerPage

Rochester, NY
Posted: 2020-08-27


WHAM: Rochesters news and marketing leader in Upstate New York. Were hard-working, were award winning, and we believe in the value of each and every member of our team. WHAM has an immediate opening for a full-time Assignment Editor!


The Assignment Editor gathers and disseminates information from all sources used in both newscasts and web/digital news stories. This includes generating original content for the stations’ web pages as well as social media platforms. Responsible for other tasks associated with the production of a newscast and digital news stories such as making phone calls, story fact checking, disseminating information to news crews in the field, and handling logistics of live remote segments on all platforms.  


  • Gather information for stories by taking and making phone calls to various news sources.
  • Listen to police and fire scanners for breaking news.
  • Dispatch crews and equipment to story locations for both live and recorded coverage while communicating quickly and accurately in rapidly changing situations.
  • Record live feeds to the station from local live crews and national network sources.
  • Coordinate story sharing with other Sinclair and ABC News stations.
  • Enter and track stories in the department’s computer Planner system.
  • Daily tracking of significant court cases and facilitating video coverage requests and pool coverage as permitted.
  • Writing news and edit and publish stories for the web and social media.
  • Assist Digital Content Manager in double checking content for accuracy, spelling and typos before posting.
  • Update stories and breaking news to insure the very latest content is on the web and social media pages.



  • A college degree and experience in a television news department preferred.
  • Knowledge of Broadcast Journalism.
  • Knowledge of newsroom computers.
  • Experience with web-content management systems
  • Technical knowledge of web and social media functions as well as strong editorial judgment.
  • Ability to work with others. Creativity, people skills, and a positive, can-do attitude are needed.
  • Well informed of what’s happening in the local, national and international news each day.
  • Strong news writing skills and understanding of current events.
  • Valid driver license.
  • Must be able to lift 5-10 lbs.
  • Hours: Must be available to work all shifts including evenings, early mornings, overnights, weekends, and holidays.

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. Also, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, our own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open-door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.


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