News Assistant Job Description Sample
The NFL Media Group is seeking News Assistants who are tasked with assisting the Assignment Desk in all phases the newsgathering process for both on-air and digital content.
Potential candidates should have at least one year of experience in a newsroom environment and must meet the following criteria:
Must be able to follow instructions and work well with others in a fast paced newsroom environment
Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily assignments
Demonstrate strong communication skills both verbally and written
Ability to meet deadlines under pressure situations
Familiar with utilizing social media as a source of breaking news
Must be flexible with work schedule including weekends and overnight shifts
Candidates should have the following qualification:
- Strong football knowledge and awareness of key issues associated with the NFL
- BA in Journalism or Communications preferred
- 1+ years in a newsroom environment
NewsAssistants will assist with the production of our legal newswire; Law360. News Assistants report to our AssistantManaging Editors.
1.Researching and pitching story ideas
2.Corresponding with readers andsources
3.Maintaining conference and event calendars
4.Assisting reporterswith advisory board meetings and background research
News Assistants may begiven opportunities to write for the newswire.
This is theperfect opportunity for a recent college-grad looking to begin a career inreporting.
Law 360 offersa professional, yet casual and flexible, environment for you to develop storyideas, enhance research skills, and sharpen your reporting abilities.
LexisNexisLegal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider ofcontent and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate,tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informeddecisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, thecompany was the first to bring legal and business information online. Today,LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-classcontent, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways.Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensuresorganizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity,increase profitability and grow their business. Part of RELX Group plc,LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countrieswith 10,000 employees worldwide. LexisNexis, a division of RELX Group, is anequal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treatedduring employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, nationalorigin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age,marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or anyother characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with adisability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use oraccess our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938or email@example.com.
1.Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
2.Demonstrated researchand writing skills
3.Strong organizational skills
4.Interest in pursuing acareer in journalism
1.Media or publishing industry experience
Assistant News Director
Assistant News Director
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV's satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
Dynamic leader to oversee, manage and drive daily content, big stories, breaking news and special projects across all platforms.
Believes in the power of emotional storytelling.
Manages, coaches and motivates a team of producers, reporters, anchors and photographer who are committed to excellence.
Prepares a balanced, accurate and ethical presentation of the news in accordance with CBS policies and instructions, industry codes and FCC rules.
Edits and approves newscast scripts including reporter packages.
Doctor of formats, offering ideas to improve news programs to promote audience growth.
Oversees rollout of new programs, technology and production techniques.
Responsible for scheduling, and meeting newsroom operational goals.
Participates in hiring decisions and oversees the evaluation and performance review process to nurture a culture of feedback.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field.
Minimum 2 years working in news management.
Minimum 8 years of newsroom newsgathering and/or production experience.
Solid news judgment, strong writing and research skills.
Proven strong journalistic leadership with the ability to assign, direct and supervise news coverage.
Demonstrated ability to lead, solve problems, prioritize stories and the viewer above all else.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
Sports News Assistant
The Knoxville News Sentinel has an opening for a sports assistant in the newsroom. The individual will be responsible for producing the scoreboard page in print
and include local content and wire information. You will report to the sports editor and high school editor.
Other duties include:
High school game coverage.
Compiling top performers from high school games.
Compiling and updating weekly and daily TV listings.
Must be a high school graduate with extensive computer skills, understanding of sports language, statistics and scorekeeping. Must have strong typing skills with high priority on speed and accuracy. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to interface with associates, management and customers on a daily basis. Equivalent educational and sports writing experience may be considered.
This is a great opportunity for a college student looking to gain experience within a sports department atmosphere.
Assistant VP Institute Communications News & Campus Communications
Job Purpose: As a member of Institute Communications (IC) Cabinet, work closelywith the Vice President (VP) Institute Communications and senior staff tofacilitate strategic communications planning. Serve as advisor to the VP onstrategic issues and as representative of the VP in their absence. Work intandem with the Assistant Vice President Creative Strategy & BrandManagement to ensure that consistent and synergistic communication strategies,programs and campaigns are developed and implemented across digital, print,social and other communications channels and platforms. Responsible forestablishing group/departmental/division goals, determining the resourcesneeded to meet those goals, assessing group/departmental/division performancefeedback, and making pay decisions.
Assist the IC Vice President in planning, coordinating and managing internal and external campus communications, digital and social media, crisis communications/issues management, media and public relations and budget development. Oversee initiatives, budgets and production schedules for news and campus communications.
Coordinate and consult with Institute leadership and campus clients on strategic communication needs, while directing and assessing an integrated communications strategy that supports and unifies Institute marketing and communications efforts.
Direct and coordinate communication efforts for major university announcements, developments and initiatives creating comprehensive communication plans and identifying appropriate staff and communication channels.
Identify issues, both internal and external, that have the potential to generate public interest or impact the reputation of the Institute. Oversee, develop and execute crisis and issue communications plans and programs in collaboration with campus, state, local/regional/national law enforcement, emergency management and other agencies. Work with team to recommend and implement communication strategies for anticipating and responding to potential or existing issues affecting the Institute.
Collaborate with Institute Communications colleagues in brand, digital and other areas and campus/college communicators to ensure that consistent and synergistic communication strategies, programs and campaigns are developed and implemented across digital, print, social and other communications channels and platforms.
Manage the creation of an Institute-wide, award-winning magazine that tells the stories of Georgia Tech's considerable research, innovation and economic development impact on the region, the U.S. and in the world.
Develop on and off campus relationships and promote Institute Communications' capabilities to the campus community.
Serve as a liaison with deans and senior academic/research faculty and staff on communications issues of strategic importance to the Institute, while serving as a catalyst for adopting internal best-practices across the Georgia Tech communications platform and bench-marking against best-practices from other universities, similar institutes and the private sector.
Help foster creativity and innovation for Institute Communications evaluating and using new communication tools and approaches and building teamwork and shared communications goals/vision with communicators across campus. Direct and assess an integrated communications strategy that supports and unifies Institute marketing and communications efforts. Coordinate and consult with Institute leadership and campus clients on strategic communications needs.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, communications or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience
Work Experience: Ten or more years of job related experience
This job requires advanced knowledge in organization, planning and management of strategic communications needs of an internationally renowned, comprehensive, world-class public research university; Skills in setting and executing communications strategy, strategic planning, collaboration, maintaining positive media relations and media pitching, project management and supervision; Excellent oral and written communications skills and a working knowledge of crisis communications, media relations/reporting and digital media platforms; Must be a creative, strategic thinker with excellent planning and analytical abilities and demonstrated administrative, leadership and interpersonal skills; Demonstrated success envisioning, developing and implementing successful and comprehensive public relations, communications and marketing programs across large, complex enterprises with multiple constituencies and a wide variety of audiences worldwide; Superior strategic skills with an exceptional grasp of communications, marketing and public relations best practices; Holistic understanding and persuasive demeanor that clearly demonstrate a confidence and competency in understanding of all aspects of communications, positioning and messaging; Experience mentoring, supervising and leading a high-functioning team of marketing and communications professionals; Media training skills; Familiarity with the Incident Management model of Emergency Operations including Joint Information Center principles; Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; Familiarity with legal issues affecting higher education campus communications including the Clery Act, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Title IX , Open Records (Freedom of Information) and other related policies and practices.
Preferred Education: Master's degree in communications, news or marketing management related field
Preferred Work Experience: Fifteen or more years of job related experience
Preferred Certifications: Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) or equivalent credential recognized by the Universal Accreditation Board
Preferred skills include working knowledge of the higher education environment and media relations or news publishing, broadcast or related content generating enterprises.
Additional Information: Must have the ability to be on call and work after hours and onweekends.
Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a regular basis with: senior
Institute leadership, administration, faculty, staff, students, prospectivestudents and parents, vendors, alumni and the media. This position typicallywill advise and counsel: senior Institute leadership, administration, faculty,staff, students, prospective students and parents, vendors, alumni and themedia. This position will supervise: Research & Economic DevelopmentCommunications, Leadership Communications, Campus Communications & Events,Media Relations & Issues Management, Social Media teams and other relatedcommunication programs and initiatives.
Georgia Tech Institute Communications provides professionalcommunications and marketing services for campus clients in the areas of brandmanagement, campaign communications, creative design services, event planning,internal communications, leadership communications, licensing management,marketing and communications planning, market research, media relations,research news, social media strategy and web design/development/management.Visit our web site for additional information at http://www.gatech.edu/comm.
Assistant Store Manager, Sales (Newport News - Store 479)
Is it your calling to bring technology to life for the customer, drive sales and services and build a culture around having FUN at work while being the best at what you do? We are currently searching for an Assistant Store Manager to run a store with approximately $60M+ in annual revenue. Will that be you?
"What technology can do for people in their lives is extraordinary." - Best Buy Executive
What does an Assistant Store Manager at Best Buy do?
As an Assistant Store Manager
- Sales, you'll deliver a world-class customer experience while playing a vital role in implementing sales strategies, analyzing business results, and delivering on all aspects of the sales experience both inside and outside of the store.
Assistant Store Managers are an essential part of the management family with total store responsibility, training and mentoring of associates, building an effective sales culture, and driving positive outcomes for the company.
Build sales solutions that engage the customer and drive profitability
Directly supervise, train, develop, and retain key holders and associates
Celebrate and recognize successful moments everyday
Encourage friendly and fun internal competition complete with bragging rights
Integrate strategic partnerships to further sales, training, and customer success initiatives
Build a diverse pipeline of talent for future opportunities
You are required to have:
- Two years of supervisory experience in a customer facing sales setting
- OR- two years of military leadership experience
Two years of experience with sales and/or services
One year of experience managing and reviewing operational expenses and revenue
We prefer candidates with:
Associate's degree or higher
Experience working with consumer electronics
News Assistant - Spectrum News Buffalo
Responsible for going out in the field to shoot video and sound bites, to interview and obtain information in order to accurately and thoroughly report a story, and assist the reporters. News Assistants are also responsible for writing and editing stories that are shot in the field. Duties may also include wheel producing, control room producing, and assignment desk responsibilities on a fill in basis.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Shoots appropriate video and sound bites.
Checks equipment and notify ENG of equipment problems.
Write and edit VOSOT's.
Determines best way to shoot the story.
Requires traveling to story location.
Driver's License required.
Assists the news truck.
Relays information in the field back to the station.
Coordinates with assignment desk and producer.
Logs in information and enters information into computer.
Fill in at the Assignment Desk.
Trains in the field.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Trained to control room produce and wheel produce.
Fill in when needed (full or partial days.)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree preferred; major in journalism or communication preferred.
1-2 experience in news gathering or related field.
Must be able to use and have knowledge of common television newsroom computer systems and software, with ability to learn new software systems, including non-linear editing systems.
Ktnv Assistant News Director
KTNV Channel 13 Action News, the Scripps ABC station in Las Vegas is looking for an experienced, aggressive, innovative Assistant News Director to lead a skilled team of journalists in covering one of America's fastest growing news markets. We broadcast a total of 43 hours of locally produced news each week, along with producing content 24/7 on digital web, mobile and social channels. We have the experienced, locally-connected staff and the resources to win on all platforms.
Come work and live in Paradise! That's right...KTNV's studios are located on South Valley View Boulevard in the nearby community of Paradise, and is proudly owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, one of America's largest and most innovative local media companies, with a rapidly-growing portfolio of digital businesses. You can grow your leadership and your career at Scripps.
Ideally, we're looking for an experienced manager, a true show doctor who can work to level up our day to day coverage in hands on work with our producers and reporters. This position will focus on our day to day news coverage and help us win the "big story" on-air and on-line with all of our digital platforms.
Assist News Director with supervisory responsibility for all news broadcasts and online content.
Involved in hiring and performance management of direct reports.
Assist News Director in the on-going evaluation of personnel.
Create tactics and strategies to increase demos performance in key target areas for multiple platforms.
Implement and have working knowledge of federal, state and local laws impacting operations.
Ability to manage cross platform content creation and distribution.
Write copy and edit scripts for air and web.
Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station websites.
Schedule anchors and multi-media journalists.
Lead coverage planning of elections, and other major special events.
Proactively communicate news initiatives across departments.
Evaluate workflow efficiencies.
Assist News Director in managing the budgetary aspects of newsroom operations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience/Certifications
At least 5 years of News Manager experience.
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office.
Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment.
Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs an expanding collection of local and national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Midroll Media; and fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff. Scripps produces original programming including "Pickler & Ben," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."
Assistant News Director
WWSB ABC7 in Sarasota, Florida is looking for an Assistant News Director to guide the day-to-day operations across multiple platforms.
This position is critical in helping plan long and short-term coverage and strategic planning in real time distribution methods. A strong journalism belief and understanding of ethics is imperative.
Ability to manage, train and inspire colleagues required. The Assistant News Director will be the primary point person in breaking news and big events as well as day-to-day story coverage that molds perfectly in line with the strategic plans of the station and company guidelines. This person will also oversee the sweeps planning for the newsroom and scheduling of newsroom staff. You should be able to manage, coach and train people, while working with the other departments at the station.
A minimum of 3 years in newsroom management is required. You should have working knowledge of newsroom computer systems, CMS experience, and be a social media guru and know how to weave it all together day in and out. Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen and MVR check.
Qualified applicants, apply online (Raycom Media Careers) and attach resume and link to your most recent work, if applicable. No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V
Assistant Store Manager Newport News Virginia
As a Family Dollar Assistant Store Manager you will responsible for providing exceptional service to our customers. A key priority includes assisting the Store Manager in the daily operation of the store. Under the direction of the Store Manager, you will also be responsible for maintaining inventories, store appearance and completing daily paperwork.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Greets and assists customers in a positive, approachable manner. Answers questions and resolves customer inquiries and concerns.
Maintains a presence in the store by providing excellent customer service.
Ensures a clean, well-stocked store for customers.
At the direction of the Store Manager, supervises, trains, and develops Store Team Members on Family Dollar operating practices and procedures.
Assists in unloading all merchandise from delivery truck, organizes merchandise, and transfers merchandise from stockroom to store.
Assists Store Manager in ordering merchandise and record keeping to include payroll, scheduling and cash register deposits and receipts.
Supports Store Manager in loss prevention efforts.
Assumes certain management responsibilities in absence of Store Manager.
Follows all Company policies and procedures.
Education: Prefer completion of high school or equivalent. Ability to read, interpret and explain to others operational directives (e.g., merchandise schematics, etc).
Experience: Prefer store management experience in retail, grocery, or drug store environments.
Ability to regularly lift up to 40 lbs. (and occasionally, up to 55 lbs.) from floor level to above shoulder height; must be able to meet demands of frequent walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing, pushing, pulling, and repetitive lifting, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Availability: Ability to work flexible, full-time schedule to include days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Skills & Competencies: Customer Focus, Developing Potential, Results Driven, Strong Organizational Skills, Communication Skills, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Job Knowledge and Relationship Management.
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