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Assignment Desk Editor – Estrella Media – Burbank, CA


Company: Estrella Media

Address: Burbank, CA


  • Full Time

Estrella Media

Assignment Desk

We are Estrella Media, a leading vertically integrated, multi-platform, Spanish-language media company operating the EstrellaTV Network, digital media platforms and radio and television stations across all of the top U.S. Hispanic markets. Producing over 2,500 hours annually of original video programming, the company is one of the largest U.S. producers of Spanish-language content.

Position Summary:

Estrella Media is looking for a person who is committed, organized, creative, proactive and interested in national and world events. A person immersed in the digital world with experience in web and social networks. Someone who is interested in being part of a new digital news platform focused towards Hispanic youth in the United States. The Assignment Desk will be responsible for researching and distributing news coverage assignments to reporters. Candidates should have experience in arranging and coordinating news content.

Responsibilities:

  • The digital assignment desk will have knowledge of local market and all news agencies and sources to be able to determine the importance of news items for Social Media platforms.
  • Assign stories to Multi-Media Journalist and oversee them in the field as stories develop.
  • Be able to direct camera operators and multimedia journalists to assignments.
  • Maintain and develop contacts in immigration, police, and community organizations to source information of interest to our audience.
  • Source area maps and be able to give directions.
  • Monitor police scanners, satellite feeds and other sources for breaking news.
  • Dispatch and coordinate news crews to cover all aspects of the news day.
  • Develop sources that can be contacted during breaking news and possess skills to advance a story beyond the basics.
  • Assist News team in coming up with story ideas and gathering information.
  • Help promote News cast and develop content on Social Media platforms.

Requirements:

  • Communications or Journalism degree preferred.
  • Prior experience as an Assignment Desk.
  • Working knowledge of MS office products, i.e., MS Word and Windows environment.
  • Be self-motivated, and creative, with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent research and organizational skills.
  • Experience in coordinating staff.
  • Skilled in all Social Media platforms.
  • Have extensive knowledge of the Hispanic community.
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a high pressure fast paced environment, usually with tight and changing deadlines.
  • Bilingual: Fluency in written & spoken English/Spanish is required.
  • Knowledge of video editing systems and technology.
  • Experience with WordPress.
  • Experience in social networks (Facebook,Instagram and Twitter).
  • Understanding of Copyrights for images and videos for social networks and web.
  • Basic Photoshop or canvas-stylr photo editing system.
  • Ability to edit small videos.

Eligibility Requirements:

· Must be willing to work in Burbank, CA

· Must be willing to work long hours, holidays and weekends on short notice.

· Must be willing to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.

· Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

· Must possess a valid Driver’s license and a good driving record.

· Must be 18 years or older.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Estrella Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Experience:

  • assignment desk: 1 year (Preferred)
  • digital media: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish (Required)

Work Remotely:

  • No

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