Assignment Desk Editor, NBC 7 San Diego

Posted: 5/25/2019

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


Role Summary: The assignment editor role is a key position in a multi-platform content environment, responsible for facilitating newsgathering and comprehensive coverage of news stories.

Job Duties

  • Develop and source interesting story ideas, using editorial judgment, coordinating interviews and logistics for field crews.
  • Know what stories are being covered, who is covering and what platforms the story will air on.
  • Maintain contact with law enforcement, fire and other agencies to determine coverage of spot news.
  • Lead editorial meetings, contribute story ideas and responsible for developing and cultivating contacts important to news coverage in the San Diego area.
  • Maintain accurate account of the day’s events in the Assignment Desk computer systems.
  • Ability to search for user generated content
  • Maintain an active Social Media presence.
  • Route personal matters (i.e. sick calls, etc) to appropriate manager.
  • Maintain responsibility for feed and live signal intake and supervise daily beat checks.
  • Maintain or update news stories on various platforms including websites and social media.


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years experience as an Assignment Editor in a mid to major market.
  • Must be technically competent, have the ability to learn and use newsroom systems as they develop, have proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • General knowledge of television news techniques, including how stories should be covered and assembled.
  • Ability to multitask and make quick decisions under pressure.
  • Experience with coordinating and pulling in satellite feeds and signals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong social media and multi-platform knowledge.


Additional Job Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in San Diego
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States


Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant job experience required.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of state and federal court procedures.
  • Familiarity with web-based research required
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with people while under pressure.
  • Upbeat personality and quick wit.
  • Familiarity with local leaders a plus.
  • Up to date on and interested in current news events
  • Knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations.
  • Personal initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Team player who is flexible
  • Displays a positive work ethic and can work under tight deadlines
  • High degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)


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