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.
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
Responsible for news crews during your shift, including approving missed meals and overtime, and stringer purchases
Opus, TONS, MPLS, Outlook, P2P
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 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