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News Assignment Editor - Planning Editor - International TV News
News Assignment Editor
International TV News News Assignment Editor
International TV News
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.
*News Assignment Editor
International TV News* DC-WashingtonSE-assignplan1371859
Assignment Editor REF#:
30205 CBS BUSINESS UNIT:
CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: West Sacramento, CA
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: The Assignment Editor is responsible for managing newsroom assignments, monitoring phones, coordinating logistics, monitoring scanners and social media. You must have a passion for breaking news.
The ideal candidate must have the ability to multi-task and make fast decisions. You will be responsible for dispatching crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgment. You will assist in finding stories with emphasis on our key brand points and tracking stories as they develop. You will also deal with time and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum two years prior television news assignment editor experience is strongly preferred. However, a significant background in print reporting or radio news will be considered. Successful applicants must have newsroom experience.
EEO STATEMENT: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
Senior Assignment Editor
The Senior Assignment Editor is responsible for managing assignments and effectively leading the staff in the creation of digital content to provide the people of Egypt information and alternative perspectives on a wide spectrum of political, social, and cultural issues.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the Senior Assignment Editor include, but are not limited to:
- Organizing and coordinating daily story coverage including assigning personnel and equipment resources to specific stories.
- Guiding the development of stories from start to finish.
- Upholding standards of accuracy, integrity and transparency with audiences when mistakes are made.
- Ensuring all platform content complies fully with MBN’s Journalistic Code of Ethics, social media policies, and style guidelines.
- Ensuring fresh, mission-driven content is produced and available timely
- Consistently providing sound editorial judgment and modeling professional accountability and integrity
- Maintaining knowledge of current International and US events.
- Maintaining regular contact with sources.
Candidates are required to have:
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism (or related field) or 5+ years of journalism experience.
- Ability to communicate and translate from English to classic Arabic is a must.
- Demonstrate editorial judgment and organizational skills.
- Ability to mange logistics and ability to work well with others including producers, reporters, photographers, other personnel and the public.
- Mastery of journalistic ethics and libel laws.
- Ability to meet tight deadlines and under stress with accuracy and balance.
- Demonstrated people management skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Ability to quickly develop sources and contacts.
- Demonstrate digital experience.
- Exercise self-discipline and time-management skills.
- Ability to accommodate flexible work schedule to support 24/7 news environment, which could include overnight coverage.
MBN is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
News Assignment Editor
News Assignment Editor Tracking Code 9093 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! ABC 33/40 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
Understanding and executing the logistics of a news operation 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 Hoover, Alabama, United States Company Location HR.WBMA/WJSU/WCFT.Birmingham.Birmingham.AL Position Type Full-Time/Regular
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 atwww.fox4news.com | “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 email@example.com, 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
Job Type:* Standard
Req ID:* 16000550
The assignment desk is the center of it all, breaking stories, assigning crews and coordinating with producers. We’re looking for someone who gets a rush from juggling it all. FOX5 is not your boring TV station.
We are an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and break news. If you’ve never heard of an assignment editor, don’t apply. If multi-tasking isn’t your strong suit then this job is not for you.
If you’re up for the challenge of telling a great story and delivering breaking news then apply. Duties and
Superior written and oral communication skills Responsible for listening to scanners Responsible for coordinating multiple field crews Answers phones and email to determine what makes a great story Coordinates live shots and content sharing with affiliates, CNN, FOX, and other partners Posts stories to station website and social media sites.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communications background Preferred 2 years experience in a top 50 market newsroom Knowledge of the San Diego area a plus Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Extensive knowledge of editorial standards, ethics, and media law Must have superior organizational skills Must be able to work under pressure Must be able to make decisions and take a leadership role Must have excellent phone skills, be able to take information from a viewer and determine if there is a story Must have basic writing skills and be able to communicate written and verbally Must be able to apply the FOX 5 Filter to any and all stories Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with people at the station and away from the station Must be able to represent the station in the community and at station events Must have a passion for news.
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 http://www.tribunemedia.com. Job Number: 2017-46747
39114BR Job Title
Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations Sub-Business NBCUOTS - TLM SW Region
TV Content & Production
About Us At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed.
From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary.
Join us. Telemundo Station Group, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, is comprised of 28 owned television stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Producing and broadcasting more than 7,000 hours of unique and relevant local content each year, including award-winning news, public affairs, and entertainment programming, Telemundo Station Group serves Spanish-speaking viewers in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, McAllen, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, San Antonio, Phoenix, Harlingen, Fresno, Denver, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Boston, Tucson, Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico.
In Addition, Telemundo Station Group operates TeleXitos, the national multicast network that offers viewers popular action and adventure television series and feature films in Spanish. The group also provides support to Telemundo affiliates across the country and manages dedicated local websites and applications, as well as a robust digital out-of-home operation.
ResponsibilitiesQualifications/Requirements • Experience in the Phoenix market and familiarity with Tucson Area audience and communities is preferred. • Bachelor's degree in communications or in a related field. • Prior experience as assignment editor, assignment manager, or other related experience. • Solid news judgment, strong writing and research skills. • Experience using online and social media resources as news researching tools (Accurint, LexisNexis, Facebook, etc.) • Experience with newsroom computer applications. • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, act decisively and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news, environment. • Basic understanding and demonstration of solid editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations. • Thorough understanding satellite operations and microwave newsgathering technologies. • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels. • Bilingual: Spanish and English; both written and verbal. • Understanding of emerging news production techniques and technology. • Works well in a fast-paced, team environment. • Works as needed when determined by news management.
Desired Characteristics • Must have a flexible schedule with ability to work any of a 24x7 shift and willingness to work long hours, weekends and holidays with short notice. • Must be willing to work in Phoenix, AZ station. • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States. • Must be at least 18 years of age. • Must have a valid Driver’s License. • Applicants must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
Notices NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.
Assignment Desk Editor (Kmex 17-14)
REQUISITION ID req2005 POSTING DATE 10/6/2017 JOB TITLE Assignment Desk Editor (KMEX 17-14) LOCATION Los Angeles, CA BUSINESS UNIT Local Media JOB DESCRIPTION Job #: KMEX 17-14 The Assignment Desk Editor works directly with all news staff. Responsible for all aspects of the news gathering process, creates daily rundown of stories, coordinates the news coverage, conducts morning and afternoon meetings with news staff to discuss daily coverage; arranges interviews, acts as liaison with other news organizations, community contacts and UTG assignment desks.
The Assignment Desk maintains constant beat checks to monitor wires, scanners and works the phones to cover news. Other duties as deemed necessary. This position will require the employee to be part or join the NABET bargaining unit. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Must have excellent command of Spanish language, both written and spoken.
Must have the ability to work well and collaboratively with all station personnel.
Knowledge of news gathering equipment, familiarity with editing equipment.
Must have the ability and flexibility to work well under pressure in a very fast paced, deadline driven environment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and iNews as well as other editing software required. Education:
College degree in Journalism or Broadcast Journalism desired. Will consider previous work experience in lieu of degree.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is a top-tier multimedia company with 17 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 59 TV stations; 67 radio stations; online and mobile apps, products and content creation facilities. UCI focuses on delivering a branded experience everywhere its audience is, reaching 89 million unduplicated consumers monthly across its portfolio. As a mission-driven Company, UCI is committed to informing, entertaining and empowering Hispanic America.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) en una empresa multimedia del más alto nivel, con 17 cadenas de televisión de señal abierta, por cable y digital; 59 estaciones de TV; 67 emisoras de radio; aplicaciones en línea y para dispositivos móviles, productos y sedes para creación de contenido. UCI se centra en ofrecer una experiencia con la marca dondequiera que esté su audiencia, alcanzando a más de 89M de consumidores mensuales en todas las plataformas. Como Compañía impulsada por una misión, UCI se centra en informar, entretener y empoderar a la comunidad hispana en los Estados Unidos.
For more information, please visit www.Univision.net. Univision is an Equal Opportunity Employer
FOX19NOW, in Cincinnati, Ohio has an opening for a part-time Assignment Editor. Candidate must be able to multi-task under high pressure situations.
We are looking for someone with excellent news judgment and a keen “scanner ear.” You must be highly organized, with the ability to juggle crews and resources under intense breaking news situations. We are looking for more than a paper-shuffler, we want someone who looks beyond the press releases and comes to the editorial meetings with unique story ideas. The successful candidate will help enterprise news through beat calls, social media, and cultivated sources.
Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays is a must. The successful candidate will have a four year college degree and at least one year experience in a television newsroom. Apply online and attach your resume and link to your work.
No phone calls please. Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE-M/F/D/V ID: 2018-8018 External Company Name:
Raycom Media, Inc. External Company URL: www.raycommedia.com
Weekend Assignment Editor (Part Time) (10015)
KECI TV is seeking an bold, energetic, and creative part-time Weekend 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
* Digital and social publishing duties
Required skills and qualifications include, but are not limited to:
* Maintaining and updating website and social media
* Directing reporters to breaking news and updating the daily assignment calendar for Missoula and Kalispell.
* 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
* Hours are from Fridays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This position is part-time and will require working a flexible schedule that includes weekends and holidays.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace!
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