Assignment Desk Editor, KSTP-TV News/Weather/Sports, Job #49-14


POSTING DATE: June 12, 2014
JOB#: 49-14
JOB TITLE: Assignment Desk Editor
COMPANY: KSTP-TV, News/Weather/Sports
STATUS: Full Time, Hourly
Job got you down? Looking for a change? Wanting to take the next step in your career? Maybe we have the answer for you! We are searching for an experienced person to become the next member of the award winning KSTP news team.
We pride ourselves in being the most aggressive assignment desk in the market. We need critical thinkers who bring story ideas to our meetings. If you just want to listen to police scanners, send crews chasing ambulances and wait to be told what to do, don’t bother
applying. At KSTP, you’ll have a voice. Our assignment desk is not only aggressive, but motivated to help all. In our newsroom it’s a team atmosphere. Producers, photographers, editors, reporters, live truck technicians, we all work in unison with one goal in mind: To be the best in the market! At KSTP we remember our honored past, but look ahead to the exciting possibilities of the future. If you are looking to become part of something special, get along with others and love coming to work with a winning attitude each day, we would like to hear from you!
  • Previous assignment desk experience is required
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Quick and effective decision-making skills
  • Advanced critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment and with various personalities
  • Submit story ideas daily
  • Lead daily meetings with producers and reporters
  • Assist producers and reporters with story calls, setups and follows
  • Coordinate daily logistics between crews and live truck technicians
  • Coordinate breaking news coverage, crews, live trucks, choppers
  • Work on special projects as assigned
  • Provide newsroom leadership
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.
Job# 49-14
3415 University Ave
St Paul, MN 55114
Fax: (651) 642-4314
No Telephone Calls Please