Editor, Assignment

Sacramento, California
Jan 12, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time


The assignment desk is the center of it all, breaking stories, assigning crews and coordinating with producers. We’re looking for someone who gets a rush from juggling it all. FOX40 is not your boring TV station. We are an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and break news. If you’ve never heard of an assignment editor, don’t apply. If multi-tasking isn’t your strong suit then this job is not for you. If you’re up for the challenge of telling a great story and delivering breaking news then apply online.


Duties and Responsibilities:Superior written and oral communication skills

Responsible for listening to   scanners

Responsible for coordinating multiple field crews

Answers phones and email to determine what makes a great story

Coordinates live shots and content sharing with affiliates, CNN, FOX, and other partners

Posts stories to station website and social media sites.

Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:Extensive knowledge of editorial standards, ethics, and media lawMust have superior organizational skillsMust be able to work under pressure.Must be able to make decisions and take a leadership role.Must have excellent phone skills, be able to take information from a viewer and determine if there is a story.Must have basic writing skills and be able to communicate written and verbally.Must be able to apply the FOX40 Filter to any and all stories.Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with people at the station and away from the stationMust be able to represent the station in the community and at station events.Must have a passion for news.Working Relationships:Must be able to work with people throughout the newsroom and different departments within the station.Must be able to work with the public and public officials

Supervisory Responsibility:Responsible for news crews during your shift, including approving missed meals and overtime, and stringer purchases

Training Requirements:General SafetyOpus, TONS, MPLS, Outlook, P2P

Physical Demands:Required to sit and stand for long periods of timeHeavy phone and computer usageMust be able to reach above shoulder levelMust be able to lift 25 pounds

Work Environment:Work performed primarily in an office environmentMay be exposed to noise

Personal Protective Equipment:None


Education and Experience:Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communications background preferred2 years experience in a top 50 market newsroomKnowledge of the Sacramento area a plus



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