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Assignment Editor

Assignment Editor

Job ID 
2017-46391
Location 
US-CA-Los Angeles
Category 
News Operations
Posted Date 
10/3/2017

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Overview

JOB TITLE:               Assignment Editor

 

DEPARTMENT:        News

 

REPORTS TO:          News Director/Assignment Manager

 

 

Responsibilities

Plans, prepares, and executes the station’s newsgathering functions, including both scheduled newsworthy events as well as ‘spot’ news and breaking stories. Helps decide and determine daily story assignments then dispatches reporters and photographers in the field. Directs and coordinates efforts to get these stories on the air. Assists reporters with researching, developing and setting up their stories. Assists writers, producers and web staff with gathering information and updating stories. Responsible for arranging and supervising video feeds. Scrutinizes a multitude of local resources, media and contacts for potential stories. Effectively monitors local law enforcement and public safety agencies for breaking stories.

Qualifications

College degree with several years of major market experience, preferably local. Must be decisive, forward thinking and possess excellent news judgment. Strong organizational skills required. Should have a working knowledge of the issues, lifestyles and culture that are unique to the southern California news market. Candidates also need strong logistical skills and the ability to effectively navigate the local landscape. Familiarity with local government, municipalities and jurisdictions is essential. Ability to effectively monitor local law enforcement agencies for breaking news is imperative. Must be able to work under pressure in a sometimes stressful work environment. Must be capable of interacting positively and productively with other employees.

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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