National Assignment Editor

Posted: 12/29/2018

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


The National Assignment Editor is responsible for arranging and coordinating national news content. The chosen candidate will seek news stories and will work with bureau chiefs, correspondents, contributors, producers, etc. in gathering and developing national content. Suggests stories for daily coverage as well as plans for future content working with the national bureaus, freelancers, stringers and collaboratorsPlans and prepares content for weekends using the resources available and coordinating with fellow assignment editors and show producersResearches and organizes details and facts on story ideasArranges and coordinates news content and interviews for daily and future storiesCollaborates with reporters and producers on editorial content of storiesReviews stories for elements, balance, story-telling and scriptCollaborates with NBC News when appropriate for national contentCoordinates breaking news coverage and establishes live shots and remotesCollaborates with bureau chiefs/producers and editorial staff on story/sweeps planning and coordinationMonitors all sources for news and establishes/maintains contacts and sourcesWorks under the direct supervision of the Senior Director of News Gathering and is responsible for completing any other tasks as assigned by supervisor

• Minimum 5 years of experience working as an Assignment Editor or similar news/journalism editorial role
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news environment
• Must be fully fluent in Spanish and English both written and verbal
• Exhibits working knowledge of all social media platforms
• Proven editing experience
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
• Willingness to travel with short notice and on weekends
• Must be willing to work in the greater Miami, Florida area
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must be willing to work flexible hours including late and/or last minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 production work environment
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
• Must be available to work (whenever necessary for show production) early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications highly desired
• Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced, dead-line driven environment
• Accustomed to working in a team and collaborating with all levels within the organization
• Demonstrated strong attention to detail
• Ability to build rapport with clients and manage expectations
• Proven solid writing skills and editorial judgment
• Proven excellent interpersonal skills combined with a strong sense of how to visually tell a compelling story desired

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