Assignment Desk Manager

June 18, 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Job Description Summary
Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 197 full-power stations (including partner stations) in 115 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation. Nexstar’s platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices. Learn more at
  • Job Description

    The Assignment Manager is responsible for being the lead for incoming news stories which includes information gathering, planning, and coordinating news coverage across all station platforms.

  • Additional Job Description

    Additional Job Description
    • Tracks stories from all sources including government agencies, wire services, and community groups
    • Dispatches photographers, reporters, and other personnel to cover stories
    • Coordinates logistics for news personnel
    • Participates in daily story meetings and supplies a comprehensive list of all possible news stories and works with the News Director to develop plans for all broadcasts
    • Assists in development, planning, and follow-up of all news stories
    • Edits video clips as assigned
    • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
    • Minimum of two years’ experience in news operations.
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment.
    • Conduct beat calls and contact public information officers to gather information.
    • Answer calls from viewers and develops possible story ideas.

    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Flexibility to work any shift and all shifts, including nights and weekends.

    If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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