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Assignment Editor – KLKN TV, Lincoln

Details: KLKN-TV is looking for an Assignment Editor/Digital Producer to help us stay on top of information as it’s happening — someone with a passion for local news, digital storytelling and organizational skills that shine.

You’ll be an expert multitasker with solid news judgment who can investigate news tips, monitor scanners and produce digital content. You should thrive in a fast-paced environment, be plugged into Lincoln and love being accurately first.

You’ll love living, working and playing in Lincoln. It is known for its low cost of living and city life with a small-town feel. CNBC rated Lincoln No. 9 in its 2019 Top States for Business, while SmartAsset ranked Lincoln No. 2 in its 2020 edition of Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance.

Please email your resume and cover letter (stating your referring source) to Joseph McCarty, Digital Content Manager, at jmccarty@klkntv.com.

You will…

•             Make calls to coordinate news stories

•             Listen to police scanners for breaking news

•             Send photographers, reporters to story assignments

•             Research, write, edit and publish time-sensitive local, regional and national news content, with a focus on clarity, fairness, legality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and style

•             Write highly effective headlines and story summaries and pitch stories to regional and national news sites

•             Write, post and monitor engaging social media content on multiple platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, TikTok, etc.

•             Post breaking news quickly and accurately while maintaining open communication with newsroom staff as stories develop

You have…

•             Strong digital publishing skills including a solid understanding of SEO concepts, AP Style, headline writing, and basic HTML

•             Familiarity with WordPress, Adobe CS, Google Analytics and/or other industry-standard tools, as well as Microsoft Office

•             A degree in journalism, communications or digital media, ideally

•             Strong leadership and communication skills and a desire to grow with the company

•             An aptitude for being a self-starter who is comfortable working both independently and with others in a fast-paced environment

•             A desire to be a key part of an innovative, growing team of digital journalists and to take on additional responsibilities over time

You will receive…

•             Competitive salary

•             Generous benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401K, etc.

•             Vacation, paid holidays and paid time off

•             Exceptional growth opportunities

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 11/22/2022

Closing Date: 12/22/2022

City: Lincoln – 68502

State: Nebraska

URL: http://www.klkntv.com

Experience: See job description.

Requirements: See job description.

Contact: Send resume to snolte@klkntv.com