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News Assignment Editor - Planning Editor - International TV News

News Assignment Editor

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  • International TV News News Assignment Editor

  • Planning Editor

  • International TV News

  • Skills Required

  • Assignment Editor, Planning Editor, International News, TV News Desk experience, Studio Editorial Judgment We have an outstanding career opportunity for an International News Assignment / Planning Editor with TV News Desk experience to join an International News Organization located in the Washington, D.C. area. This is a Freelance / Contractor position with the progression to a direct employee with the organization.

What You Need for this Position We are searching for an Assignment / Planning Editor with: - 3+ years of experience as an Assignment and Planning Editor

  • International News Desk and news gathering experience.

  • Studio editorial judgment experience.

  • Experience working in a fast paced environment.

  • Experience working with camera crews, reporters and producers.

What You Will Be Doing - Maintain a keen focus on and awareness of global news events.

  • Develop and maintain a close familiarity with issues and personalities influencing news events in North and South America.

  • Possess a clear understanding of electronic newsgathering and TV news production including editorial, logistical and operational techniques.

  • Dispatch correspondents and camera crews to the scene of global news events.

  • Adhere to the highest journalistic standards for ethics and responsibility.

  • Present timely and creative ideas for news coverage.

  • Possess an understanding of television news agencies and how they function.

  • Possess and maintain a clear understanding of how social media is used to cover and influence news events. What's In It for You We offer an area and industry wide competitive compensation package including a comprehensive benefits package which includes transportation/parking reimbursement. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing and fast paced News Organization in the DC area. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Your Right to Work – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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  • Planning Editor

  • International TV News* DC-WashingtonSE-assignplan1371859

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Assignment Editor

WXIN/WTTV, a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for an Assignment Editor to work in our Indianapolis location. The Assignment Editor will work with everyone in the News department to assign and cover news of the day.

  • Monitor scanners and field assignment desk phone calls + Receive and investigate news tips; Gather and prepare story items for the newscast + Assist and sometimes create the digital reporting on respective web pages and social media accounts + Support newscast Producers + Manage logistics and assign field crews to cover stories + Demonstrate sense of urgency with breaking news + Perform other duties as assigned + Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required + 2+ years previous assignment desk experience + Strong organizational skills + Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment + Excellent verbal and written communication skills + Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays WXIN/WTTV is an equal opportunity employer. Tribune Media Company (NYSE:

    TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV.

    Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit Job Number: 2017-45854

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Assignment Editor - Spectrum News, Buffalo

Client Reference Code: 202249
Responsible for supervising and coordinating the news gathering process, researching, verifying and bringing breaking stories on air.
News Coverage
• Maintains contact with outside news agencies, police and fire departments, EMS scanners and other sources regarding developing news items and possible stories.
• Watches content of other news stations to make certain that we have the news also.
• Updates producers of developing news stories.
• Prepares rundown of news stories and assignment sheets.
• Follows-up on news tips to decide what is news worthy and what is not.
• Determines priority and assigns coverage to news units.
• Assigns work to researchers, news assistants and truck operators.
• Communicates with news-gathering staff on assignment.
• Coordinates activities of reporters and their crews, including arranging live shots, on-scenes, distributions of equipment and transportation.
• Assists reporters by setting up and scheduling interviews and providing details of interview including directions to interview location.
• Originates ideas for news stories.
• Decides which breaking news stories are newsworthy
• Helps develop stories.
• Directs reporters in the process of collecting elements for their stories.
• Assists in making decisions on news coverage.
• Confers with Assignment Manager, producers, reporters to coordinate production activities.
News Research
• Answers phone lines, screens calls and identifies potential stories.
• Researches story data, summarize and enter data into PC.
• Maintains PC data files and constantly keeps them up to date as new information develops.
• Is available to staff on an as needed basis to provide research information.
• Keeps up to date on current events through various sources, such as media, newspapers, radio, etc.
• Verifies news stories by researching and calling sources, interviewing and confirming information.
• Maintains daily contact with various news stations and other assignment desks.
• Provides up-to-date information to other news departments on breaking stories or other story information in data bank.
Other duties as assigned.
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.

  • College Degree required.
  • Some experience in news stations.
We are proud to offer a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, and discounted services for employees who reside in a Charter service area. Qualified candidates should apply online at
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Job Code : TWCNNS150 Editor, Assignment Nonexempt

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Assignment Editor

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CBS Television Stations JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff



ABOUT US: CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft.

Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION: We are looking for an experienced news professional to work a television news assignment desk and facilitate coverage for on-air newscasts and website/new media initiatives. This person will research, develop, and assign news stories and help lead the assignment desk.

The candidate must be able to work in a very dynamic environment and must be able to multi-task. The candidate must be able to deal with all aspects of the public, and display a high degree of sensitivity to the concerns of viewers and constituencies with different points of view.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires logistical skills and an ability to schedule and deploy technical crews. The candidate must have a working knowledge of television technology and news gathering techniques.

The candidate must have command of all current events topics, including local news, national news, cultural affairs, and sports. The successful candidate must thoroughly understand the web and social media. Bachelor’s Degree Preferred and at least three years of major market TV experience. The ideal candidate will also have news management experience.

EEO STATEMENT: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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Assignment Editor

Assignment Editor Tracking Code 8714 Job Description Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse!

We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country!

Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WRGB CBS6 has an immediate opening for an aggressive Assignment Editor. It's an exciting time to be in the Albany/Schenectady/Troy television market. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing daily assignments, breaking news and enterprise reporting.

You will monitor scanners, social media/digital platforms, as well as handle day-to-day logistics. You will attend daily planning meetings with the News Director, Assistant News Director and Executive Producer. The ideal candidate is passionate about local news.

You must be able to multi-task and manage your time in order to put together an exciting coverage plan. You must be able to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment. Required Skills The candidate must have strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to execute news strategies and goals.

Flexibility and on-the-spot problem solving abilities are a must. Journalism degree preferred. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace! Required Experience Job Location Schenectady, New York, United States Company Location HR.WRGB/WCWN.Albany NY.Schenectady.NY Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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Assignment Editor

Description Must be aggressive and thorough in responding to breaking news. Research and select news stories through multiple sources including, news wires, websites, social media, newspapers, scanners and email. Responsible for daily communication with police and government officials and agencies. Must develop reliable sources to help in obtaining and confirming information for newscasts. Secure and organize elements for newscasts such as electronic audio and video files, photos and documents. Must have broad working knowledge of online databases as well as broad working knowledge of court and police procedures. Must consistently publish to social media channels. Coordinate, dispatch and communicate with crews to planned and breaking news events. Work closely with reporters, producers and managers to develop stories and story ideas. Answer viewer calls and emails and speak with community contacts. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Bachelor's degree required with emphasis in Communication and

/or Journalism. 2-4 years in a medium to major market experience required. 3-5 years in a Top 15 market preferred. Must possess strong phone skills and etiquette.

Must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media. Ability to work under tight deadlines. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools.

Must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews and AVID search, editing and graphics programs. Strong communication skills are a must. Must complete required administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner.

To apply online for one or more of our open positions, qualified candidates must submit their resume, cover letter and, if applicable, link to their reel, via the on-line application process | “About Us” tab | “Work for KDFW FOX 4/KDFI M 27” tab Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or_ using specialized equipment. Please send an email to, call (214) 720-3149, or visit our readily accessible station located at 400 N Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you._ EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE_.__ _ Job: Assignment Editor Primary Location: United States-Texas-Dallas Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Req ID: 16000550

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Assignment Editor

WAFF is seeking a full-time Assignment Editor. The Assignment Editor must be a team player with a great attitude and bring professionalism, personality, energy, confidence, and team spirit.

Our AE is focused on multi-platform news gathering and dissemination, meaning we need an excellent multitask-oriented individual. Must be very comfortable with handling all details of news coverage. This is an active severe weather market, so experience in covering severe weather situations is beneficial.

Our AE will communicate in a calm and reassuring manner during what can be very stressful situations. We need someone who will generate original stories and develop follow-up stories for upcoming multiplatform distribution. AE must maintain contact lists and story files.

Must develop new contact with government agencies (city, state, federal) and public relations representatives. Finally, we are looking for someone proficient in programs and platforms, including ENPS, Outlook, Crowdtangle, Oasis, BitCentral, Alacourt, Pacer, Live Link, Live U, Police Scanners, 2-way Radio, Phone Etiquette. If you meet the qualifications and can contribute to a team atmosphere at a high level we would love to hear from you!

To apply, please send your resume and links to your work to: Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen. No phone calls please.

EOE-M/F/D/V ID: 2017-7634 Work Days: Monday through Friday Work Hours: 8:00am until 4:30pm External Company Name: Raycom Media, Inc. External Company URL:

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News Assignment Editor Producer

KXII-TV News 12 is seeking an assignment editor/producer for our Sherman newsroom to help bring the stories that matter to Texomans into their homes each night. This is a full-time, behind-the-scenes position working directly under the News Director with reporters, photographers, producers, and anchors.

You'll learn the ropes from an experienced, award-winning news team, and you ll help our reporters put together stories to air in the market s top-rated newscasts. The right candidate will be a strong news writer and video editor, a competent problem-solver, a quick thinker, and a good communicator. Must work well under pressure and on deadline.

Knowledge of electronic news gathering & non-linear editing required. Knowledge of digital newswriting and social media preferred. Some newsroom experience preferred.

Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field preferred. Must have valid driver s license, good driving record, and commitment to Gray Television s drug free workplace policy.

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News Assignment Editor

News Assignment Editor Tracking Code 7993 Job Description Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse!

We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country!

Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WBFF Fox45 is seeking an aggressive, energetic, and creative full-time Assignment Editor. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: + Gathering news affecting the community + Preparing story items for presentation in the newscasts + Assisting in the efficient operation of the assignment desk Required skills and qualifications include, but are not limited to: + Minimum of one (1) year of assignment desk experience + Commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy + Ability to communicate effectively + Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills + General knowledge and interest in local, national and world news + Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines + Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, and emerging social media A Bachelor’s degree with a major in journalism is also preferred. This position is full-time and will require working a flexible schedule that includes nights and holidays.

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Job Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States Company Location HR.WBFF/WNUV.Baltimore.Baltimore.MD Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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Assignment Editor



POSITION: Assignment editor (union) DATE POSTED: September 11, 2017


NEWS DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: KGO-TV/ABC7 is seeking a digitally savvy Assignment Editor to be responsible for coordinating numerous aspects of news and content coverage. The position involves assigning crews, reporters, gathering information about developing news stories and handling all inquiries and requests from a variety of individuals and organizations.

This person will work closely with the assignment manager, executive producers, digital and broadcast producers, and other assignment editors to coordinate coverage of breaking and daily stories. This person will also work closely with the digital team and must excel in social media skills and should be comfortable mining for information using social media and other online sources.

REQUIREMENTS: At least three years of assignment desk experience in medium to large market required. College degree preferred. Knowledge of Bay Area, police scanners, the Internet and on-line newsgathering preferred.


TO APPLY: Please log onto and search for Requisition ID#

489086BR (Assignment Editor); create a candidate profile, and upload your resume and cover letter.

NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED ABC7 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Job ID:

489086BR Location:

San Francisco,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

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