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Current Job Openings
KFSN, the Disney/ABC-owned station in Fresno, is seeking an Assignment Editor to join our multiplatform content team. This individual is a critical member of our newsroom and will be responsible for coordinating assignments for news coverage and stories as well as contribute story ideas and content for both digital and broadcast. The successful candidate will have a high degree of ethics, empathy, professionalism, function well under pressure, and have strong multiplatform and multi-tasking skills.Responsibilities:Work closely with News managers and producers on coordination of daily editorial content, including story coverage and development for broadcast and digitalPlay a key role in execution of daily editorial plan, including coordination of story assignments and communicating information to reporters and photographersDisplay high level of ethics, empathy, professionalism and act as primary contact for in-field newsroom staff for assignments and story coverageActively identify and generate original high-impact stories that reflect the diversity of our audience and develop follow-ups through means such as court documents, police scanners, social media, viewer emails and other sourcesAssists reporters and producers, as needed, in gathering information and developing/following up on storiesContribute content to all platforms including creating, writing and publishing stories for both broadcast and digital platforms and producing digital live streamsMaintain a presence on social mediaBasic Qualifications:Working knowledge of linear + digital workflow in producing and posting contentStrong team player who interacts in a positive, ethical, empathetic and productive way with other employees and the general publicExcellent verbal and written communication skillsMust have strong work ethic with the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environmentExcellent multiplatform and multi-tasking skills and able to quickly adapt and make decisions quicklyStrong logistical skills with the ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlinesFlexible and available to work various shifts as needed, including weekends and holidaysAbility to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
The ideal candidate understands how to cover spot news with urgency and attention to detail, and has an understanding of cross-platform, multi-media coverage. Must have excellent news judgment and instincts, with the ability to find stories that will help make our newscasts unique and distinctive.
You should be skilled in monitoring scanners, social media and other sources to find and break news in our community. Be prepared to handle multiple breaking news stories in a fast-paced newsroom.Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of Dalet and various newsroom programsPrevious assignment desk, including coordinating movements of reporters and photographers, and/or digital producer experience is strongly preferredExperience producing content across linear and digital platformsKnowledge of Central CaliforniaPreferred Education:Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or related field
ABC30/KFSN-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
KFSN-TV/ABC30, the Disney/ABC owned station in Fresno, is looking for a Newsroom Intern to learn about and contribute to our on-air, digital, and social media platforms. You will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station. KFSN-TV/ABC30 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.