WXOW, ABC affiliate in La Crosse, WI, has an immediate opening for an Assignment Editor. We are looking for a responsible, self-motivated and organized person to help lead the newsroom.
This is a leadership position. This person will work closely with the News Director to shape our news coverage every day. Some of the responsibilities will include daily editorial meetings, produce and manage daily story ideas, track upcoming events for potential stories, coordinate breaking news coverage, assign stories to staff, and work with reporters daily to cultivate the best story possible. The ideal candidate will embrace social media as our staff produces content for on-air, online and mobile platforms.
To be considered, the candidate will need to be deeply invested in local, state and national news, including but not limited to politics, business, and agriculture. A successful candidate will not only be able to work efficiently under pressure but be able to lead during it. Knowledge of Blox CMS, iNews and Avid is a plus. Applicants must have a degree in journalism or a related multimedia field. At least two years of leadership experience preferred.
Disclaimer: you must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law). In addition, any offer of employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background screening along with a valid driver’s license.
WXOW/WQOW is an EOE-M/F/D/V employer.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, send your resume, cover letter and a link to a recent reporting reel to Sean Dwyer at [email protected].