Full Time Job

Assignment Editor

Fox TV Stations

Southfield, MI 05-12-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 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.


WJBK's News department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as an Assignment Editor. This person will investigate and set up stories for reporters on a daily basis, and assign reporters and photographers with precise attention to logistics. Monitor police and fire scanners, websites and social media. Will be expected to have command of local and national events and recognize important developments in those stories. The successful candidate will need to possess strong communications skills for interaction with viewers, government and law enforcement officials, public relations professionals, co-workers and others. Must cultivate and maintain sources for newsgathering purposes, and conceive enterprising stories unique to FOX 2. The successful candidate will possess complete reliability in accurately gathering, recording and sharing information to our reporters, producers, on social media and to our Website.

Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required. Three years of assignment desk experience strongly preferred. Must have strong knowledge of television news and digital production techniques, as well as, newsroom computer systems. Candidate must demonstrate strong news judgment, problem-solving skills and commitment to journalistic principles. We require a command of social media involvement with viewers and users. A geographical and historical knowledge of Metro Detroit is a strong plus. The successful candidate needs to be available to work weekdays and weekends. Candidate must be a good communicator who will support and collaborate with co-workers in a team environment.

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.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8z8mk-3-238-72-122-42 in your application.