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Company: Fox Corporation
Address: Chicago, IL
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
Fox TV StationsFox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.
WFLD/WPWR is seeking a dynamic Assignment Desk Manager. The Assignment Desk Manager will oversee daily operations of the assignment desk. They will manage and delegate the coverage news items for broadcast and online news media. The manager will be responsible for managing the assignment editor staff, and setting up stories for reporters on a daily basis, and assign reporters and photographers with precise attention to logistics.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to;
REQUIREMENTS: A college degree in Journalism or related discipline from an accredited university or college required; a minimum of 4-7 years of experience in similar positions of progressive responsibility, at least 2 years of supervisory experience preferred, working knowledge of television ratings, advanced oral and written communication skills, working knowledge of all media platforms and broad understanding of broadcast newsroom operations and equipment, calm under pressure: the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work flexible shifts, including overnights, weekends and/or holidays.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.