• Assignment Editor

    Location US-CA-San Diego
    Posted Date 5 months ago(8/27/2018 6:25 PM)
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  • Overview

    Position: Assignment Editor

    Department:   News

    News Reports to: Assignment Manager


    Purpose:  Coordinate Daily News Coverage while maintaining assignment desk functions.


    The assignment desk is the center of it all, breaking stories, assigning crews and coordinating with producers. We’re looking for someone who gets a rush from juggling it all.  We are an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and break news.


    • written and oral communication skills
    • Posts stories to station website and social media sites.
    • Responsible for listening to scanners -Responsible for coordinating multiple field crews.
    • Answers phones and email to determine what makes a great story -Coordinates live shots and content sharing with affiliates, CNN, FOX, and other partners.


    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communications background preferred

    2 years experience in a top 50 market newsroom

    Knowledge of the San Diego area a plus


    Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    knowledge of editorial standards, ethics, and media law Must have superior organizational skills Must be able to work under pressure. Must be able to make decisions and take a leadership role. Must have excellent phone skills, be able to take information from a viewer and determine if there is a story. Must have basic writing skills and be able to communicate written and verbally. Must be able to apply the FOX 5 Filter to any and all stories. Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with people at the station and away from the station Must be able to represent the station in the community and at station events. Must have a passion for news.

    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 approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. 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% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel.

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