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Assistant Manager, Assignments

Tribune Company
Los Angeles, CA
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Assistant Manager, Assignments in Los Angeles, California | Careers at CA-Los Angeles;5800 Sunset Blvd (KTLA)
  • Assistant Manager, Assignments

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/30/2019 10:07 PM)
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  • Overview

    Partners with the assignment manager in planning, preparing and managing KTLA’s daily news coverage, generating 12½ hours of content daily, and overseeing a staff of 27 field reporters and 40 photographers. Candidates must have outstanding editorial skills and news judgment in addition to the ability to effectively lead and manage the assignment desk team.          


    • Intimate working knowledgeof the diverse cultures, demographics, issues and lifestyles which distinguish southern California as a unique television market. 
    • Strong logistical knowledge ofthe region and its multiple jurisdictions, including travel times.  
    • Superiorsocial media skills and ability to source digital media for potential stories. 
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to shareinformation across both broadcast and digital platforms. 
    • Quick-thinkingand decisive. Ability to make decisions under tight deadlines in a sometime stressful environment . 
    • Ability to innovate creative solutions and troubleshoot unexpectedproblems under pressure. 
    • Must be forward-thinking and able to anticipate future needs and respond accordingly.
    • Coordinate live-shotsand content-sharing among multiple sources, including CNN and Nexstar. 
    • Ability to effectively monitor multiple police and fire scanners for breaking news. 
    • Assist assignment manager with scheduling, employee recruitment and training.  
    • Supervise, mentor and manage KTLA’s desk assistants and interns.


    • Minimum ten years of experience as an assignment editor in a major market, pably Los Angeles. 
    • Previous management experience desired, but not necessarily required. 


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    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-01-04

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