Full Time Job

Assignment Editor


Sacramento, CA 04-23-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
KCRA 3, the NBC affiliate in Sacramento and a Hearst Television station, has an opening for someone who wants to win each day in the role of Assignment Editor. You can capture the essence of what's happening in the community and help to bring it home to our viewers. You will have a take charge attitude for breaking news. You find distinctive enterprise stories and oversee news coverage. As a newsroom leader your impact sets us apart. You will report to the Managing Editor.

• Listen to multiple police scanners which cover more than a dozen agencies throughout our market-must have great ''scanner ears''
• Gather and organize press releases, emails, phone calls and viewer tips. Decide which of the above will yield compelling content for newscasts
• Assist news management with content gathering and planning
• Assist producers, digital editors and reporters with story gathering
• Keep track of crews in the field and communicate with them
• Furnish content and post it to all digital platforms-including sending push alerts, Twitter and Facebook post

• 1 to 6 years of assignment desk or related experience
• Experience listening to police scanners
• Experience with digital platforms, especially social media. You will monitor multiple social media accounts to gather content and communicate with news makers
• Either have a working knowledge of FTP or will learn how to FTP video to other stations
• Familiar with local newsgathering technology and terminology
• Will maintain professional working relationships with newsmakers
• Can gather information from multiple sources simultaneously and quickly push it out to anchors, reporters, producers, and digital editors
• Be able to remain calm and level-headed during breaking news situations
• Willing to work a variety of shifts including weekends
• Bilingual experience will be considered
• Related military experience will be considered


The estimated base salary range for this role is between $54,000 and $65,000. The actual base pay offered is dependent upon many factors, such as transferable skills, work experience, business needs, market demands and conditions, including geographic location where the work will be performed, and other factors permitted by law. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
• Medical | Dental | Vision
• 401(k) matching
• Emotional Wellness Support
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Parental Leave
• LGBTQ+ Health Services
• Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv68oj-44-223-39-67-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $54,000 to $65,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.