Assignment Manager

Mississippi TV, LLC
August 31, 2021
Tupelo-Columbus, Mississippi, Mississippi
Job Type


Mississippi TV LLC WTVA 9 News, the AMB owned NBC & ABC affiliate has an opening for a self-motivated Assignment Manager to lead our assignment desk and daily newsgathering effort in the Tupelo-Columbus, Ms. Market.


Ideal candidate will be a highly organized person with strong leadership skills and managerial abilities.


Job Responsibilities:

• Monitoring radio/scanners/social media for breaking news

• Coordinating and dispatching reporters and photographers in the field

• Maintaining court files and future event planning

• Set news coverage priorities by following the strategic news plan and breaking news coverage plans

• Gather information on stories by cultivating sources within official channels.

• Develop sources and generate story ideas

• Contribute to the station"s digital platforms

• Collaborate with other management to facilitate newsroom-wide communications and workflows

• Must be strongly versed in social media for both posting and news gathering purposes.

• Familiar with local newsgathering technology and terminology

Qualifications Requirements:

• Applicant will have strong people and phone skills as well as the ability to work in a team atmosphere.

• A strong emphasis on Breaking News is our culture so the ideal candidate must be open and willing to embrace the strategic mission.

• Must be highly organized.

• Must have the ability to work multiple projects simultaneously.

• Must be able to foster and maintain professional working relationships with newsmakers.

• Ability to gather information from multiple sources and push it out to anchors, reporters & producers.

• Must have a sense of urgency and thrive in a high-pressure breaking news and weather environment.

• Be able to remain calm and level-headed during breaking news situations.

• Must have excellent communication skills.

• Successful candidate will be required to contribute to all digital platforms, as well as monitor multiple social media accounts in order to gather content and communicate with news makers.



• College degree in Broadcast Journalism, or related field (preferred)

• Military training and experience will be considered



Pre-employment background check and drug test required.

To apply, submit your résumé to:

Liz Zamora
News Director
P.O. Box 320
Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-0320


Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

Liz Zamora
News Director
WTVA 9 News & WLOV
Phone: (662) 842-7620
Cell: (775) 432-5543
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