Full Time Job

Assignment Editor

Fox TV Stations

Phoenix, AZ 11-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of US television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible for gathering story information from various news sources and determining newsworthiness. Making decisions on what stories to cover and assigning/dispatching the crews. Keep news staff apprised of breaking news and changes in assignments. Make beat check calls to law enforcement and other governmental agencies. Update station social media platforms as news events warrant. Communicate with affiliates to ensure continuity in coverage.
One year exp in TV news, including assignment desk exp. College degree in an applicable discipline, such as broadcast journalism, required. Must be well organized and able to manage multiple projects. Must demonstrate outstanding news judgment, good news writing skills, and strong familiarity with social media. Must be able to deal effectively and professionally with people. Must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment. Coordinate coverage of special events. Overtime, holidays and varied hours required.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rej7o1-54-158-251-104-42 in your application.