Assignment Editor, Photographer and News Producer

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WCCO, the CBS O&O station in Minneapolis, is searching for an assignment editor, a photographer and a news producer.

Minneapolis and St. Paul not only have big-city amenities like museums and sports stadiums, but also have an approachable Midwestern feel. Separated by the Mississippi River, the Twin Cities are considered one metropolitan area but actually include two unique cities, featuring downtown cosmopolitan cores surrounded by distinctive neighborhoods and suburban communities. Minneapolis features a mix of historic architecture and contemporary skyscrapers, as well as a bevy of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The 17-block area known as Eat Street offers more than 50 dining options.

The Twin Cities is also home to professional baseball, hockey, football, basketball and soccer teams. The geographic location and climate in The Land of 10,000 Lakes play an important role in the culture of the area, with residents taking advantage of the changing seasons. Locals embrace the harsh winters and partake in hockey, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. During the spring, summer and fall, Minneapolis and St. Paul come alive with outdoor music festivals, baseball games at Target Field and recreational opportunities on the area’s lakes.

Assignment Editor

  • Deadline-oriented people person to facilitate the coverage of news stories and the assignment of field crew
  • Help to assign news stories to reporters and photographers on a daily basis to cover and advance local news for both broadcast and digital
  • Develop and maintain contacts with law enforcement and fire departments, local government and community organizations to stay updated on current events
  • Assist with story research and investigation
  • Coordinate coverage through network affiliates
  • Listen to and understand scanner traffic
  • Coordinate and book satellite windows
  • Take in live and recorded feeds from crews in the field
  • Monitor news tips and grow pool of contacts and sources
  • Other duties as assigned by news management

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong news judgment
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to quickly prioritize and make decisions, and good problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse staff
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows including Outlook, iNews, as well as Social Media
  • Must be available to work any shift required in a 24/7 newsroom including weekends and evenings

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field preferred
  • 1+ years in a medium or large market

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Assignment Editor.

Photographer

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Shoot assigned news and sports stories in a creative, clear and accurate manner
  • Set up lighting and audio as situation dictates
  • Edit daily stories under deadline pressure using non-linear editing systems
  • Work with reporters and producers as well as on your own to create stories that are visually appealing and meaningful
  • Operate ENG news vans, drive station vehicle to assignments and report all maintenance problems to supervisor
  • Maintain assigned equipment in good working order and report equipment problems to supervisor
  • Complete work within newscast deadlines
  • Uphold journalistic, ethical and professional standards consistent with company policies and values
  • Perform other duties, which may be assigned by a newsroom manager

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Operating proficiency of Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P-2 or similar ENG Systems as well as non-linear editing on Edius, FCP X, Avid or a similar nonlinear  editing system
  • Must be able to obtain a valid MN driver’s license
  • Must be physically able to carry, shoulder and shoot with a broadcast ENG camera (25 lbs. or more), as well as carry support equipment (i.e., tripod, lights, etc.)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Two to five years of experience as a photojournalist in a medium to major market
  • Two to four year degree
  • NPPA style shooting experience a plus
  • FAA Part 107 license and flight experience a plus

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Shifts will include nights, weekends and some holidays
  • NABET Union membership required
  • Please include a link to a demo reel with your online application

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Photographer.

Producer

We are looking for a dynamic producer to passionately direct a team of anchors, reporters, photographers, editors and other journalists!

Are you someone who appreciates the power of pictures, people and pacing?

Do you understand the importance of carrying out strong breaking news and weather coverage?

This role may be for you! 

Other job duties:

  • Craft phenomenal TV and help collaborate on content for digital platforms every day.
  • Always have ideas and create moments to showcase news/weather and sports anchors.
  • Work closely with news managers to evaluate value-added content for the changing audience.
  • Use video, live pictures, graphics, props, social media, anchor involvement and the other tools of television to deliver meaningful, memorable and distinctive news.
  • Write memorable copy on tight deadlines.
  • Ensure newscast’s timeliness, accuracy, fairness, quality and compliance with all FCC requirements and CBS standards. 

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum two years’ experience as a producer in commercial television news.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or Communications required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Naturally curious and competitive leader; strong organizational and communication skills, conversational writing, as well as effectiveness working in teams and on tight deadlines.
  • iNews, Tagboard, Grass Valley Stratus/Edius, Ross Overdrive

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Producer.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

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