Assignment Desk Editor

Posted: 5/25/2019

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

  • The Assignment Editor is responsible for arranging and coordinating day to day news content.
  • Schedule stories for future newscasts and segments.
  • Break stories, work contacts and react quickly and aggressively to breaking news.
  • Gather information for newscasts, set up stories in advance and assist newscast producer in all aspects of the show.
  • Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic/printed sources for news.
  • Enterprise story ideas and work with reporters and producers to develop stories.
  • Conceive and execute news coverage and make front line editorial decisions on a story-by-story basis.
  • Develop story ideas and clearly articulate them.
  • Participate in daily planning meetings.
  • Coordinate with other departments to complete stories and projects.
  • Create and coordinate short-range planning to meet department editorial goals
  • Facilitate the news gathering process and ensure comprehensive coverage of all news stories.
  • Dispatch crews and information in a timely and organized manner.
  • Coordinate reporters, photographers, and other personnel to cover stories.
  • Coordinate live remotes inside and outside the building.
  • Multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Monitor journalistic and editorial elements of newsgathering in the field.
  • Communicate with production staff on the status of coverage and stories.
  • Monitor blogs, social media, and area papers for potential stories.
  • Compile a list of possible stories to be followed up on by news staff.
  • Develop and cultivate contacts within the community for news stories.

  • Qualifications/Requirements:

    •At least 3 years’ experience as an Assignment Editor
    •Ability to work on weekends and holidays

    Eligibility Requirements:

    •Must be willing to work in Tampa, FL
    •Must be fluent in Spanish (speak, read & write)
    •Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    •Must be 18 years or older
    •Must have a valid driver’s license

    Desired Characteristics:

    •Ability to react quickly and urgently to breaking news
    •Great phone etiquette, organizational skills, news judgment
    •Good overall knowledge of the Tampa area and Hispanic community

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