Full Time Job

Assignment Editor

ABC News

New York, NY 10-08-2021
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
ABC News is looking for an Assignment Editor.

Responsibilities:
• Coordinating coverage of breaking and ongoing news stories and assigning appropriate newsgathering staff to cover those stories, including correspondents, producers, digital journalists and others.
• Assignment Editors will also work directly with all programs and platforms to ensure that their assigned staff are collaborating effectively with newsgathering staff.
• Collaborating with Newsone, radio, digital and ABC News Live, and affiliates to identify and pitch interesting local and regional stories, and working with the Logistics desk to ensure the operational, technical and ENG needs of the field teams are being met.
• Assignment Editors are on duty in New York 24/7, and depending on one's shift and area of concentration, there are specific duties that are unique to individual Assignment Editors.
• Candidates must have a strong editorial background with a particular focus on finding unique and forward-looking story ideas for all broadcasts and platforms.
• Candidates should have previous newsroom experience, be familiar with all broadcasts and platforms and be an advocate for stories and staff.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 3 years work experience
• Digital Newsgathering skills
• Strong editorial skills, management potential, multi-tasking, additional languages

Preferred Qualifications:
• 3-5 years of experience
• Digital Newsgathering skills
• Strong editorial skills, management potential, multi-tasking, additional languages

Required Education
• BA or BS from a 4 year accredited college or university or equivalent experience

About General Entertainment Content:

The General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company's streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call General Entertainment Content.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rzpo0q-3-237-16-210-42 in your application.