Assignment Editor - KSTS

Posted: 4/14/2018

Location: San Jose, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Telemundo 48 (KSTS) in San Jose, CA, is currently seeking an Assignment Editor. The successful candidate will assist in the efficient operation of the assignment desk. He/she will also assist in the production of newscasts, and when required, will produce these shows.

  • Coordinate interviews and logistics for field crews
  • Facilitate the news gathering process and ensure comprehensive coverage of all news stories across all of platforms, including, but not limited to broadcast, digital and web
  • Participate in editorial meetings; develop interesting story ideas using strong editorial judgment
  • Develop enterprise story ideas consistent with the news brand
  • Cultivate contacts important to news coverage in the Bay Area, including law enforcement
  • Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic/printed sources for news and disseminate the information to appropriate newsroom personnel
  • Cooperate with and support news and online platforms as assigned
  • Produce newscast when required

  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Experience in Bay Area market and familiarity with Bay Area audience and communities
    • 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 team environment

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Applicants must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
    • Must have a flexible schedule with ability to work any of a 24x7 shift and willingness to work long hours and on weekends and holidays with short notice
    • Must be willing to work in San Jose, CA
    • 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

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