Assignment Editor Job Description Sample
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.
Assignment Editor - Spectrum News San Antonio
Coordinate news crews, resources and logistics, ensuring that top stories are covered across assigned shift. Determine priorities and assign coverage to news units. Collaborate on story ideas and coordinate assignments of the news gathering staff.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Respond quickly and efficiently to breaking news; coordinate multiple live field crews and the chopper
Set up news stories by planning daily and long term coverage
Monitor websites, social media sources and post content to news website
Monitor police and fire scanners for breaking news and developing stories
Collaborate with editors to determine which news events should be covered and which correspondent should cover each event
Communicate the coverage needs of the assignment desk to crews and dispatch and coordinate photographers and field crews
Develop sources within the community, including government agencies and public relations representatives
Make beat calls to sources and other agencies
Gather accurate information from the public and public agencies
Maintain current and future files for news stories
Contribute to story ideas and advance developing stories; participate in directing coverage plans under deadline pressure
Perform other duties as assigned
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Solid news judgment and passion for news
Ability to develop sources
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; ability to relate well with diverse populations
Ability to interface with internal company personnel
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines, work different or extended shifts and flexible with schedule changes. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication or comparable television work experience preferred
Related Work Experience
4+ Years Assignment desk experience in a television newsroom
Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year
Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment
May be required to lift up to 5 pounds
Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability
Job Code : TWCNNS150 Editor, Assignment Nonexempt
News Assignment Editor (9093)
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. SDL2017
WPTV NewsChannel 5 in West Palm Beach, FL is seeking a full-time Assignment Editor. The Assignment Editor is responsible for managing newsroom assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners.
Key activities for the position Plan news coverage as directed by news management Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points Publishing of online content Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management Education & Experience/Certifications Bachelor's degree in Journalism Online newsgathering and news dissemination via Twitter, facebook and other online formats in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Previous newsroom experience is preferred. Knowledge of file sharing services and editing experience a plus but not required.
About Scripps The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households.
It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. When Scripps and the former Journal Communications merged their broadcast assets, they also spun off their respective newspapers, creating a new public company, Journal Media Group. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including mobile video news service Newsy and weather app developer WeatherSphere.
Scripps also produces television shows including The List and The Now, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation's largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way." SDL2017
•Arrange and coordinate news content and interviews for producers, VJ's, newscasts and other news programs. Be the contact person for community communications Coordinate and assist video journalists Collaborate with producers and crew to establish live shots and remotes, and other news content Work closely with producers, Executive Producer, and VP of News on story/sweeps planning and coordination Monitors Police scanners and news sources Answer and respond to phone calls, emails, mail, and other communication methods Research and organize details and facts on story ideas Update and assist in providing content to station's digital media platforms•At least 2 years' experience as an Assignment Editor Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice Must be willing to work in Houston DMA area Must be fluent in Spanish (speak, read & write) Must be willing to submit to a background investigation Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States Must be 18 years or older Must have a valid driver's license SDL2017
Overview 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.
Responsibilities 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 Qualifications 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. Company InfoTribune 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. SDL2017
Assignment Desk Editor
Assignment Desk Editor REF: 28110 CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations JOB TYPE:
Full-Time Staff JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, US 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: KPIX 5 is looking for a smart, experienced assignment editor to take the lead on breaking news and breaking stories no one else is telling. Monitoring scanners, answering phone calls, coordinating logistics, and aggressively dispatching crews to breaking news are the prerequisites for the position.
The ideal candidate must be competitive with a will to win and a proven track record of developing contacts, thinking creatively, and delving deeper into the news of the day. Enterprising stories will be a critical daily responsibility. QUALIFICATIONS: Required:
Candidates need a minimum of three years of experience as an Assignment Editor in a major market. A college degree in Journalism or Communications or related field required. Knowledge of Bay Area required.
Exceptional organizational skills, ability to reason and make informed decisions under deadline pressure. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Must have the ability to operate a desktop computer and the ability to use the I-News computer system and other computer systems as assigned.
Familiar with all newsroom functions, including digital platforms and use of social media tools. Must be available to work nights, weekends, holidays. Physical Demands:
Must be able to operate keyboard with accuracy and speed, and have a valid driver's license in order to work at breaking news locations if needed. Must be able to sit for long periods of time. Work environment is fast-paced, and includes noise from scanners, two-way radios and televisions.
Preferred: EEO STATEMENT: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled SDL2017
Freelance Assignment Desk Editor
Freelance Assignment Desk Editor Job ID: 2017-16852 Location: Yonkers, NY Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States.
We are a subsidiary of Altice NV, a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising founded in 2001 by entrepreneur Patrick Drahi. We are driven by a philosophy to always challenge ourselves. We question everything so that we can find the best way forward for our customers.
And in a world where continuous innovation is the only way forward, we are redefining the vision we have for our customers, enterprises, advertisers - and our people. News 12 Networks is the first, largest and most watched 24-hour local television news network in the country, with seven individual local news channels and five traffic and weather channels serving Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, Hudson Valley, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. News 12 Westchester is looking for the right individual to coordinate the gathering of news, the generation of story ideas, the scheduling and assignment of coverage, and the delivery of news material to the production team for all News 12 services.
The ideal candidate will work with news management, producers and reporters to plan well-rounded news coverage. Maintain extensive working files of possible stories, background information and news sources. Gather information about news as it develops and communicate it effectively and accurately to the production team.
Schedule and order facilities including satellite time. Assign and coordinate the distribution of newsgathering equipment. Work accurately under pressure.
Dispatch news crews, maintain schedule logs, deal with telephone story tips, listen to police radios, read newswires and e-mail, and stay in contact with sources in order to stay up to date with breaking news. The freelance position is on-call as needed with fluctuating hours. Candidates must have a flexible schedule and be available to work various shifts with short notice at times.
Associates or Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communications preferred, Master's degree is a plus. Minimum of one year of journalism experience. Must have a commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy with an enthusiasm for journalism.
Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with general knowledge and interest in local, national and world news. Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills are preferred. Must have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet and maintain a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. SDL2017
Nexstar Media Group Inc.'s station, KRON4, the San Francisco Bay Area's Local News Station, seeks an Part Time Assignment Desk Editor. The ideal candidate will have a strong editorial voice and an aggressive approach to breaking news.
Responsible for generating and developing news stories for both broadcast and web. This will be a part time, non-union, non-exempt position. EXPERIENCE: 2-5 year's newsroom assignment desk experience preferred REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated ability to work with writers, reporters on story development Possess an aggressive commitment to breaking news and desire to beat the competition Be able to make important editorial decisions quickly, work well under pressure Have strong communication skills and be a proven newsroom leader Play an active role with station web site and use of social media facilitate news coverage Management reserves the discretion to add or modify job duties as required Must be a self-starter, hard worker, have a great attitude, and be versatile and efficient SDL2017
Nightside Assignment Editor - Kytv Kytv/Kspr
We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. About KYTV:
Applicants are encouraged to learn more about KYTV at, http://www.ky3.com/content/news/?article402527996&disableads.
KY3 and KSPR, the award-winning television stations in Springfield, MO have merged and are now looking for a creative nightside assignment editor who can also fill-in as a producer.
We are looking for candidates who understand the importance of social media and the urgency of breaking news. The successful candidate will be able to multi-task by writing clear, concise and conversational copy for social media and the web while listening to police scanners, making calls on stories and helping organize all stories assigned in the evening and for the next day. We are looking for someone who can drop everything during breaking news in order to get the information and get it on the web and social media quickly.
We want someone who can bring fresh, innovative and creative ideas into our newsroom that help our websites, apps and social media accounts stand out in the Ozarks. Candidates must be engaged and passionate about social media and be able to embrace it as a continued part of their daily routine. Successful candidate can "mine" for UGC content during breaking news and severe weather, finding content and story ideas several times a day.
The person in this position helps create the nightly coverage plan, helps assign stories during breaking news, and can go out into the field to help shoot video/pictures when assigned. Must be willing to backup newscast produce as well. We are looking for someone who can learn quickly who has great ideas and a winning attitude.
Experience in a newsroom is preferred. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Gather, edit, package and publish local news content focusing on (but not limited to) news, weather and traffic Write articles, create and publish video clips and edit image galleries Enforce editorial style guides, standards and practices Participate in efforts to hit daily and monthly aggressive benchmarks for the volume, frequency and reach of local content Ability to post a variety of social media posts (including video with captions, MEMEs, and links) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Responsible for researching and creating original content with texts, images, video and multimedia as well as initiating content conversations on social media Initiate breaking news stories to be sent via email, text blasts or push alerts Must be able to take leadership role in setting up daily live streams, Facebook Lives and posting interesting news content. Must work with reporters and MMJs and photographers daily to get content posted on social media and websites. Create specific web material to complement our various newscasts Requirements Must have a strong understanding of current events and current trends on social media.
Previous digital and social media experience is required. Experience in a newsroom is preferred. Working knowledge in the fields of broadcast journalism and digital media Must have ability to interact with viewers constantly on social media.
Self-started with ability to demonstrate initiative and drive especially during breaking local, regional and national news Must be able to edit video for online quickly. Must have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to communicate daily stories that are trending to the news staff.
Someone with experience in photography and/or newscast producing is a plus. Ability to work in a team and across all departments ensuring digital formats are 100% accurate without typos or errors. Must have excellent news instincts with the ability to react decisively to breaking news combined with the ability write succinctly and with flair.
Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism or related field Will produce and maintain the content for kspr.com, ky3.com and other online platforms with the goal of building an audience of loyal, local visitors. Will work closely with marketing on creating promotional campaigns on social media and the web for special reports and events Must be flexible with a willingness to undertake shift work associated with working for a 24/7 news operation. Must be willing to listen to scanners, answer the phone, research and call for updates on stories while sitting at the assignment desk Requires sitting 45% of the time and standing or walking 55% of the time, and some driving Outdoor work in all weather conditions is to be expected in this position While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands and fingers, reach, grab, handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl, regularly sit, talk, and hear.
Some nights, weekends and holidays will be required. Schedule changes should be expected Occasional local and national travel is required Must hold a valid Missouri driver's license and be insurable. To Apply:
Send your application, resume, and link to your latest resume tape to: KY3 Jobs 999 W. Sunshine Springfield, MO 65807 jobsky3.com Or apply online at:
KY3/KSPR is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer All job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screen and an acceptable driving record for driving positions. This job description does not necessarily contain all of the actual or essential duties of this position. SDL2017
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