Must be able to thrive in a highly collaborative work environment and when presented with a challenge, doesn’t quit until they find a solution.
THE PIX11 Assignment Editor must coordinate the gathering of news, generate story ideas, the scheduling and assignment of daily coverage, and the delivery of news material to reporters photographers and Tribune media partners.
Work with news management, producers and reporters to plan well-rounded news coverage. Maintain extensive working files of possible stories, background information and cultivate news sources, including multiple digital platforms.
Gather information about news as it develops and communicate it effectively and accurately to the production team. Collaborate with managers and producers to select stories for coverage and to keep them up to date. Schedule and order facilities including satellite time. Assign and coordinate the distribution of newsgathering equipment. Assist with the scheduling of reporters, truck- op/editors/photographers.
Work accurately under pressure. Dispatch news crews, maintain schedule logs, deal with telephone story tips, listen to police radios, read newswires and e-mail, and stay in contact with sources in order to stay up to date with breaking news. Take an active role in planning next day coverage.
Represent PIX11 News in a courteous and professional manner.