WMC Action News 5, the NBC affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee, is looking for a full time Assignment Editor/Content Producer. This is a key position in our aggressive and fast-paced multi-platform newsroom. This position operates as the center of planning and execution for gathering and disseminating the day’s news. The applicant must be strong at managing breaking news and severe weather coverage, and be able to make sound, split-second decisions during live broadcasts. They must also be a problem solver, both technically and journalistically.
Successful candidates will be able to generate original stories and develop follow-up content for upcoming multiplatform distribution. Accurate and consistent updating of information on the assignment desk grid is paramount. They must maintain contact lists and story files, as well as develop new contacts with government agencies (city, state, federal) and public relations representatives.
The successful candidate must execute long-range coverage plans such as political campaigns and election night. In addition, having an excellent understanding of video distribution methods via satellite, fiber and broadband is a must.
The successful candidate will have a four year college degree and at least two years of experience in a television newsroom. Excellent writing and copy editing skills are also critical.
Proficiency in programs and platforms including ENPS, Outlook, BitCentral Oasis, Live Link, Live U, police scanners and phone etiquette are preferred.
Qualified applicants, apply online and attach resume and link to your most recent work. Pre-employment drug screen required. No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V