TV News Producer / Assignment Editor



Date:                     December 20, 2013
Location:              Colorado Springs, CO.
Position:               TV News Producer / Assignment Editor

KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs has an immediate opening for a Weekend Assignment Editor/Producer. 

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a great news market with a beautiful setting, here's your chance. Our staff has covered plenty of stories that are of national importance.  For example:  the Black Forest and Royal Gorge wildfires, major flooding throughout El Paso County, and a historic recall election.

Colorado Springs is just an hour away from Denver and it is very common for people to make a major market jump from KRDO-TV.

Job Description:
The candidate will have strong formatting and writing skills.  We are a fast-paced newsroom that puts an emphasis on enterprise reporting, breaking news and weather coverage. Your duties will include directing reporters and photographers to complete assigned tasks, responding to viewer inquiries, and making regular "beat" calls to police and fire agencies to stay on top of breaking news. You must have a winning attitude and want to be an integral part of the "big story".  If you are bi-lingual in Spanish, that's a plus.

Required Qualifications:
A degree in journalism, mass communications or equivalent experience is required.  You will need to have excellent verbal and written communications skills and strong attention to detail.  The ability to stay calm under pressure and handle stress is a must.  Must be a good team leader, proficient in multi tasking and have a flexible schedule.  All candidates will be required to take a writing test.

The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, be an aggressive producer, and will run the weekend assignment desk.

Desk responsibilities include:
·         Plan and coordinate news coverage
·         Research and set up stories
·         Use newsroom resources efficiently.
·         Monitor law enforcement and fire/emergency frequencies on scanners.

One year of previous newsroom experience preferred including the ability to generate story ideas, research and write original content.

Please send resumes/demo tapes to:
                                    News Channel 13
                                    Attn: Human Resources
                                    399 S. 8th Street
                                    Colorado Springs, CO.  80905
                                    Fax (719) 575-6327

Successful candidate must pass a drug test and background check.

News Channel 13 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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