Assignment Editor

Dedham, Massachusetts
May 04, 2019
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
Full Time
Reporting to the Assignment Manager, the Assignment Editor will track, organize and communicate information relevant to all platforms while keeping a “digital first” mentality. Assignment Editors are the “go-to” people for learning and owning breaking news. Assignment Editors also dispatch and track crews.

• Attend 930am/3pm editorial meetings and contribute story ideas.
• Dispatch and track crews, including the chopper.
• Find, gather, get and/or confirm information, then disseminate that information for use on our website, mobile products, social media and on-air.
• Be a go-to person for station to win “Breaking News” – as soon as hearing or becoming aware of something, begin working it while communicating to the newsroom what is being looked into and what is confirmed.
• In extended breaking news coverage, help sustain our coverage by lining up phoners, interviews and any other elements possible.
• Constantly monitor scanner traffic and scour the web as well as social media for breaking news and/or other possible news stories. Help hunt and find more local content for our air and digital products.
- Tweet/Facebook breaking news and other content from the WFXT accounts when there is no one around from our digital team.
• Communicate with the digital team, so they can send out any worthy breaking news via push alerts, email alerts, twitter and facebook.
• Look for livestream opportunities and communicate them to news managers and the digital team.
• Maintain an organized system that tracks each story’s developments.
• Write and email a summary note of what to watch out for on the next shift.
• Ability to work varying shifts, including nights, overnights, and weekends
Qualifications:• A minimum of 1 year professional experience in local TV news is required
• Prior experience as Assignment Editor is a plus
• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred
• Ability to multi task and work under pressure
• Able to handle breaking news with ease
• Ability to meet assigned deadlines
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of production
• Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects

WFXT/Fox 25 is an equal opportunity employer.

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