Assignment Editor jobs in the United States

In journalism, an Assignment Editor is an editor – either at a newspaper, or radio or television station – who selects, develops and plans reporting assignments, either news events or feature stories, to be covered by reporters. An Assignment Editor often fields calls from the public, who give news tips, or information about a possible story or event to be covered. Sometimes, these calls may: Alert editors about a disaster – perhaps something as minor as a car accident or as major as a large industrial fire with mass casualties. Be someone wishing to make a complaint about corporate o...

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Assignment Editor
  • TEGNA
  • Memphis, IN TEMPORARY
  • WATN, the TEGNA owned ABC affiliate station in Memphis, TN is looking for nightside Assignment Editor to join our team! The ideal candidate has great people skills, excellent news judgement, and thrives on digging for stories, breaking news, and connecting with the community.

    This person should have a deep knowledge of Memphis and the Mid-South, its history, politics, influencers, and culture.

    The role requires a focus on multi-platform storytelling -- broadcast, online and social content.

    Responsibilities

    • Develops and assigns news stories of the day and plans large news event coverage.
    • Reviews all news releases, monitors police and fire scanners, and checks social media and other local news sources for story ideas.
    • Makes beat calls to maintain relationships with local agencies like police departments, courts, etc.
    • Manages time and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff.
    • Discovers content using online and social media resources as news researching tools.
    • Looks for new and innovate ways to deliver information relevant to our viewers wherever they are (e.g. television, website, app, social media).
    • Represents ABC24 in conversations with other media organizations about pool coverage and access issues.

    Requirements

    • BA/BS in Journalism, Communications, or related field
    • Experience in a local newsroom.
    • Sense of urgency with breaking news
    • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
    • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
    • Strong communication, conflict management, and customer service skills
    • Ability to cultivate and develop working relationships with local newsmakers and their staff
    • Extensive knowledge of social media, online, mobile, etc. content gathering tools and technologies
    • Knowledge of the Memphis area and/or the Mid-South region is preferred.
    • Knowledge of ENPS and Edius a plus
    • Ability to write in both broadcast and AP style a plus.
    • Flexible with shift assignments

    Benefits

    TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

    Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% - 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

    Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

    TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays.

    About TEGNA

    TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

    EEO Statement

    TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email askhr@tegna.com

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Assignment Editor
  • CBS News and Stations
  • Miami, FL FULL_TIME
  • CBS O&O in Miami (WFOR) is looking for an aggressive Assignment Editor who has a passion for news and a desire to win the big story. The ideal candidate will also be able to develop community stories ...
  • 11 Days Ago

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Assignment Editor
  • WJRT, Inc. ABC12
  • Flint, MI FULL_TIME
  • Assignment EditorIf you are looking for an opportunity to make a change or challenge your skills, the award-winning team of ABC12 could be the perfect home for you.ABOUT STATIONFor more than 60 years,...
  • 12 Days Ago

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Assignment Editor
  • CBS News and Stations
  • Baltimore, MD FULL_TIME
  • WJZ- TV in Baltimore is seeking a full-time Assignment Desk Editor. The Assignment Editor will assist Reporters and Producers on daily news content. This individual will also assist in coordinating ta...
  • 14 Days Ago

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Assignment Editor
  • CBS News and Stations
  • New York, NY FULL_TIME
  • WCBS-TV, the #1 station in the Paramount portfolio of television stations, is seeking a phenomenal, driven and passionate person to develop stories for all of our platforms. This person must be passio...
  • 14 Days Ago

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Assignment Editor
  • NBCUniversal
  • Universal, CA FULL_TIME
  • Company Description We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We o...
  • 14 Days Ago

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SEO Editor
  • The Washington Post
  • Washington, DC
  • Application Instructions Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your...
  • 6/16/2024 12:00:00 AM

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MMJ
  • Nexstar Media Group Inc.
  • Washington, DC
  • Nexstar Media Inc. has an immediate opening for an MMJ who is an innovative and dynamic journalist for DC News Now (WDVM...
  • 6/16/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Writer/Editor
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Summary This position is located in the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), Office of Policy for Pharmaceutical Qual...
  • 6/16/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Video Editor
  • Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc.
  • Springfield, VA
  • Job Announcement Video Editor The Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN) is seeking a creative Video Editor for o...
  • 6/15/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Editor
  • Al Jazeera Media Network
  • Washington, DC
  • Description Position at Al Jazeera Media Network Overview: Al Jazeera.com are looking for an experienced Digital Editor ...
  • 6/14/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Journalist/ Editor
  • Local.News LLC
  • Columbia, MD
  • Job Description Job Description Position: Editor Pay: $17- $20/ HR Location: Chambersburg, PA Overview: LocalNews1.org i...
  • 6/14/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Journalist/ Editor
  • Local.News LLC
  • Frederick, MD
  • Job Description Job Description Position: Editor Pay: $17- $20/ HR Location: Chambersburg, PA Overview: LocalNews1.org i...
  • 6/14/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Writer Editor
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • Springfield, VA
  • Summary Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-sta...
  • 6/13/2024 12:00:00 AM

Income Estimation for Assignment Editor jobs
$30,434 to $65,930