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Assignment Editor

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WTAP News has an opening for a full-time Assignment Editor. This a key position in the WTAP newsroom. This person will be responsible for coordinating assignments for news coverage and stories on multiple media platforms. This will must be able to manage breaking news and severe weather coverage. An outgoing and confident personality is necessary. This position will be mainly Monday through Friday, but some fill-in work on weekends, evenings and holidays can be expected.

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Lead the news team in morning and afternoon editorial/story meetings
* Assist in all decision-making and content-strategies
* Review rundowns and scripts
* Work with MMJs to determine direction of stories and expectations
* Brainstorm with staff on story ideas, showcasing and presentation
* Have ability to generate original stories and develop follow-ups, track social media for news gathering.
* Develop and alter coverage plans when necessary
* Help develop leads and big stories
* Excellent writer/storyteller
* Team building, coaching, leadership and direction for all team members
* Develop & maintain contacts with government agencies (city, state, federal), and public relations representatives.
* Work with News Director on promotable content calendar and any special events
* Will have the opportunity fill-in as producer/anchor when needed (For on-air & OTT)
* Work on/report special projects/stories
* Other duties as assigned


- Communications or Journalism degree from a four-year university.
- Previous newsroom experience
- Demonstrated ability to manage people and other resources.
- Must be versed in broadcast and digital writing styles.
- Ability to work in fast paced environment with daily deadlines and changing priorities.
- Must have a valid Driver's License.

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter and references

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.


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Name Job Description
Business Name Gray Television dba WTAP TV
Education Graduate
Job Type Full Time
Job Status Interviewing
Job Shift Morning
Link To Apply Apply Online

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