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Assignment Desk, Telemundo Orlando

NBCUniversal, LLC, Orlando, Florida

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


The Assignment Editor is responsible for arranging and coordinating news content. This position will report to the Assistant News Director.
  • Assemble the daybook on i-news listing story ideas and daily newsworthy events
  • Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic/printed sources for news and disseminate the information to appropriate newsroom personnel
  • Coordinate interviews and logistics for field crews
  • Facilitate the news gathering process and ensure comprehensive coverage of all news stories across all of platforms, including, but not limited to broadcast, digital and web
  • Collaborate with producers, anchors, reporters, photographers and other station personnel on a daily basis, to maximize resources and provide the best coverage during breaking news coverage and/or weather &emergency situations
  • Participate in editorial meetings; develop interesting story ideas using strong editorial judgment
  • Develop enterprise story ideas consistent with the news brand
  • Cultivate contacts important to news coverage in the Central Florida DMA
  • Establish working relationships with Public Information Officers for updates on significant events and incidents
  • Follow other local news channels to monitor their news coverage
  • Produce & Assist with undercover special projects during sweeps. Includes recording interviews remotely and from the field.
  • Cooperate with and support news and online platforms as assigned
  • Publishing of online content when required
  • Plan news coverage as directed by news management
  • Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management.
  • Keep news managers and producers informed on progress of new stories
  • Answer phones and take notes on viewer calls for possible story leads
  • Edit videos for broadcast & social media


• Experience in the Orlando market and familiarity with audience and communities is preferred
• Bachelor's degree in communications or in a related field
• Prior experience as assignment editor, assignment manager, or other related experience
• Solid news judgment, strong writing and research skills
• Experience using online and social media resources as news researching tools (Accurint, LexisNexis, Facebook, etc.)
• Experience with newsroom computer applications
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, act decisively and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news, environment
• Basic understanding and demonstration of solid editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations
• Thorough understanding satellite operations and microwave newsgathering technologies
• Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels
• Bilingual: Spanish and English; both written and verbal
• Understanding of emerging news production techniques and technology
• Works well in a fast-paced, team environment
• Works as needed when determined by news management
• Must have a flexible schedule with ability to work any shift and willingness to work long hours and on weekends and holidays with short notice
• Must be willing to work in Orlando, FL
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must have a valid Driver’s License and excellent driving record
• Applicants must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
• Must submit an attestation disclosing COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
• Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if the Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite
• Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols

•Ability to react quickly and urgently to breaking news
•Great phone etiquette, organizational skills, news judgment
•Strong English, reading, writing and speaking
•Good overall knowledge of Central Florida and Hispanic community

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

About NBCUniversal, LLC

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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