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Assignment Editor

Publication or Company 
Industry  TV/Cable
Salary Very Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B
Job Duration Part Time
Job Location Washington, DC
Experience Level 4 years
Job Requirements Assignment Editor
CCTV-America is looking for an Assignment Editor to work on the international Desk in Washington, DC. Strong candidates must have at least 3-5 years network or major market newsgathering experience. Candidates will be required to handle multiple breaking news stories in a fast paced network newsroom environment. Candidates must be willing to work all shifts including weekends and overnights.
• Facilitate news gathering process; ensure comprehensive coverage of news stories.
• Enterprise story ideas and work with Reporters or Producers to develop and cover stories
• Manage the logistics of day-to-day assignments for local field crews
• Dispatch crews and information in a timely and organized manner
• Conceptualize platform integration with Producers, Reporters, Photographers and other personnel in a timely and organized manner.
• Conceive distribution of content between news platforms: TV/Web/Social Media
• Anticipate special news events and conceptualize plan for content integration
• Work with the Assistant News Director, Managing Editor and Executive Producers to effectively use available resources in managing operations and to develop standards and processes for optimal performance.

All positions are in Washington DC, USA

To apply, please send your CV and relevant work to

About Our Company About the company

CCTV America broadcasts news and talk programming from in its production facilities in Washington DC., joining our headquarters in Beijing – and our sister broadcast center in Nairobi, Kenya – in providing a comprehensive as well as balanced view of the world in which we live.

In the United States, CCTV News is seen on DISH Network Channel 279. It airs in the Washington D.C. area on Comcast 273, Cox 472, RCN 32, Verizon FiOS 277 and MHZdigital broadcast channel 30.3. Viewers in New York can watch on Time Warner 134 and FiOS 277. In Los Angeles, on Time Warner 155 and Charter 562. Check local listings in other regions.

Our programs include “Biz Asia America, a one hour business show. It can be seen 8-9pm from Monday through Friday US Eastern time; “The Heat”— The Heat can be seen nightly at 9:15 Mondays US eastern time on CCTV News and live streamed at The show is seen across ASIA: China, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines at 9:15 each morning Tuesday through Saturday. “Americas Now”—a weekly news magazine program in English presenting in-depth stories about Latin America (and about Latin American culture in the U.S.). It can be seen 8-9pm on Sunday US Eastern time. Full Frame is a weekly current affairs and culture magazine show focused on human interest story-telling, cultural dialogue and creativity. The show highlights the humanitarian issues and social causes that are motivating people around the world to take action and engage with their communities. Full Frame can be seen 8-9pm on Saturday.

Our Mission: to provide English-speaking viewers everywhere a different way to see the world by simply covering more of it.