WXOW, ABC affiliate in La Crosse, WI, has an immediate opening for an Assignment Manager. We are looking for a responsible, self-motivated, and organized person to help lead the newsroom. This is a leadership position where you will work closely with the News Director to shape our news coverage every day. Some of the responsibilities will include daily editorial meetings, produce, and manage daily story ideas, track upcoming events for potential stories, coordinate breaking news coverage, assign stories to staff, and work with reporters daily to cultivate the best story possible. The ideal candidate will embrace social media as our staff produces content for on-air, online, and mobile platforms.

Candidates should be comfortable with managing multiple employees, staff scheduling and special event planning. The ideal candidate should love breaking news and investigative stories, but also have a desire to work with reporters on enterprise stories that’ll help set our storytelling apart from everyone else. To be considered, the candidate will need to be deeply invested in local, state, and national news, including but not limited to politics, business, and agriculture. A successful candidate will not only be able to work efficiently under pressure but be able to lead during it. Knowledge of Blox CMS, iNews and Avid is a plus. Disclaimer: any offer of employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background and driving record screening along with a valid driver’s license.WXOW/WQOW is an EOE-M/F/D/V employer.