Assignment Editor

NBC4/T44
4001 Nebraska Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

Category
Industry
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Security Clearance Required
No
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description

Assignment Editor

Job Duties

· Facilitate the news gathering process and ensure comprehensive coverage of on-air and online news stories.

· Effectively collaborate and communicate with other assignment desk personnel

· Generate daily, enterprise and evergreen story ideas

· Consistently monitor scanners, wires, internet sites and social media so not miss any critical breaking news

· Develop and cultivate contacts within the community for news stories

· Coordinate logistics for field crews for local coverage

· Dispatch news crews, field producers, and reporters

· Make front line editorial decisions on a story-by-story basis

· Support producers by gathering new and updated information on stories

· Communicate with newsroom and production staff on the status of coverage and stories

· Arrange and coordinate news content and interviews for producers/talent

· Work closely story/sweeps planning and coordination

· Perform as back up producer as required

· Conduct investigative research

· Generate duopoly story ideas

Basic Qualifications

· Minimum 2 years’ experience as an Assignment Editor, Reporter or Producer

· BA or BS in Journalism, Communications or other related field or equivalent work experience

· Must be willing to work in Washington D.C.

· Must be 18 years or greater

· Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

· Must be available to work evenings, weekends, holidays

· Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

Desired Qualifications

· Excellent news judgment and solid instincts

· Ability to perform under tight time deadlines

· Working knowledge of the Washington, DC metro area is preferred

· Self-starter with excellent communication and organizational skills

· Must possess the ability to problem solve, prioritize decisions and act decisively under tight deadlines

· Shooting and editing skills with various editing software

· Must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment

· General knowledge of television news techniques, including how stories should be covered and assembled

· Familiarity with web-based research

· Familiarity with utilizing social media as a newsgathering tool

· Solid sources in the community

· Knowledge of local, state & federal court procedures

· Knowledge of satellite operations and microwave systems

· Understanding of emerging production techniques and technology

· Competitive spirit

· Spanish language skills a plus

Job Requirements
Basic Qualifications
• Minimum 2 years’ experience as an Assignment Editor, Reporter or Producer
• BA or BS in Journalism, Communications or other related field or equivalent work experience
• Must be willing to work in Washington D.C.
• Must be 18 years or greater
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be available to work evenings, weekends, holidays
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
Employer
Morgan Hoisington


United States

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