• Editor, Assignment

    Location US-CA-Sacramento
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/11/2019 3:33 PM)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    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. FOX40 is not your boring TV station. We are an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and break news. If you’ve never heard of an assignment editor, don’t apply. If multi-tasking isn’t your strong suit then this job is not for you. If you’re up for the challenge of telling a great story and delivering breaking news then apply online.


    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Superior written and oral communication skills

    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

    Posts stories to station website and social media sites.

    Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
    Extensive 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 FOX40 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.

    Working Relationships:
    Must be able to work with people throughout the newsroom and different departments within the station.
    Must be able to work with the public and public officials

    Supervisory Responsibility:
    Responsible for news crews during your shift, including approving missed meals and overtime, and stringer purchases

    Training Requirements:
    General Safety
    Opus, TONS, MPLS, Outlook, P2P

    Physical Demands:
    Required to sit and stand for long periods of time
    Heavy phone and computer usage
    Must be able to reach above shoulder level
    Must be able to lift 25 pounds

    Work Environment:
    Work performed primarily in an office environment
    May be exposed to noise

    Personal Protective Equipment:


    Education and Experience:
    Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communications background preferred
    2 years experience in a top 50 market newsroom
    Knowledge of the Sacramento area a plus



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