Full Time Job

Assignment Manager

Fox TV Stations

Seattle, WA 04-23-2021
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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.


KCPQ/KZJO, the Fox O&O in Seattle, WA, is seeking an Assignment Manager to join our news team. The candidate will supervise Assignment Editors as well as plan daily and future news coverage.
Oversee scheduling, compile and edit daily story rundown and participate in daily editorial meetings. Assign, coordinate, and dispatch crews to planned and breaking news events. Work closely with all other News Managers to plan and coordinate daily and future news coverage. Work closely with Reporters to develop stories and story ideas into pitches and unique content for broadcast and digital platforms. Candidate must have well developed social media skills, and the ability to teach others those same skills. Must coach and train Assignment Editors to perform their duties at a high level. Must be a calculated risk taker and decision maker, and be able to handle high-pressure situations. Must develop a network of sources to gather and confirm information for newscasts and breaking news situations. Must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters for mass media. Perform other duties as assigned.

Four (4) year college degree preferred, with emphasis in Communications or Journalism preferred. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours, shifts and shows; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Minimum four (4) years' experience in a medium to large television market. Five (5) years in a top 15 market preferred. Must complete administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner. Must be a strong leader and communicator, and possess excellent time management skills. Knowledge of the Seattle area preferred.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj2eq2-18-206-238-77-42 in your application.

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