Full Time Job

WGA Assignment Editor


New York, NY 01-14-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Assignment Editors work directly with all ABC News shows, platforms and units to ensure effective newsgathering collaboration. AE's also take a proactive role in identifying and advocating for stories on broadcast and digital shows.


Key Responsibilities Include:
• Coordinating coverage of breaking and ongoing news stories across the ABC News division
• Assigning appropriate newsgathering staff to cover those stories, including correspondents, producers and digital journalists.
• Working with the Logistics Desk to ensure the operational, technical and ENG needs of the field teams are being met.
• Depending on one's shift and area of concentration, there are specific duties that are unique to individual Assignment Editors.

Basic Qualifications:
• Strong editorial background with a skill for finding unique and forward-looking stories.
• Excellent written and verbal communication, management potential, ability to multi-task and prioritize.
• Must be willing to work various shifts in a 24/7 newsroom.
• Fluency in Social Media.
• Minimum 3 years work experience.
• Keen interest in wide range of current events.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 3 plus years of experience in broadcast or digital newsroom
• Video shooting/editing skills
• Additional languages

Required Education
• Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent in experience

This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.