AP/Assignment Editor

Posted On: September 15, 2010

Journalism Internship

Media Organization:YNN Albany/TimeWarner

Company Description

About YNN Albany

YNN launched on October 11, 2002, as Capital News 9. It is Albany's first and only 24-hour, 7-day-a-week local news channel. YNN is one of six local news channel operated by Time Warner Cable.

YNN and its affiliates represent the state-of-the-art in local television news coverage, delivering on a commitment of responsible and community oriented journalism on an around-the-clock basis. Our coverage area extends to more than 325,000 cable households from the Capital Region to the Adirondacks, and the Berkshires. YNN is an exclusive community service for the customers of Time Warner Cable.
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Job Description

Assigns news coverage/handles logistics of moving news crews. Gathers and researches story ideas through beat calls, reading wire services, newspapers, and magazines. Demonstrates news judgment in selecting and or recommending stories. Assigns stories to reporters in an organized and timely manner. Maintains communication with all personnel involved with newscast. Informs assignment editors on other shifts to maintain continuity and keep the desk running smoothly. Update stories on our website. Will be trained on video camera and maybe sent to shoot assignments if necessary. Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that works well with co-workers, supervisors and customers. Will be trained to write stories, ingest video, edit video and will be trained to produce and produce wheels. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee may also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the supervisor a
nd other management as required.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee may also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the supervisor and other management as required.

Education and/or Experience College degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field and knowledge of electronic news operations; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Television news experience a plus. Good oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, news judgment, computer skills, ability to make decisions and work under pressure. Operate various office machines including computer and office software. Thorough knowledge of operation and office policies and procedures. Must have ability to handle various tasks simultaneously, organize, prioritize, make decisions and work efficiently and effectively under deadlines.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Please note this is an overnight shift.

To Apply

Time Warner Cable supports a drug-free environment and is EOE M/F/V/D
TO APPLY: www.timewarnercable.com/careers, Requisition # 120989BR