Position: Assignment Editor
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.
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.