Full Time Job

Assignment Desk Editor


Portland, OR 05-06-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
KOIN 6 TV/Portland's CW, a Nexstar Group Inc. owned CBS and CW duopoly in Portland, Oregon is seeking an experienced assignment editor. The Assignment Desk Editor assigns news stories to news personnel, integrates visual content and audio material to create compelling stories; as well as completes daily editing projects for multiple platforms. Our ideal candidate is someone who would embrace additional newsroom duties, including some web producing and broadcast writing.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
• Develop story or content ideas, considering on-air and online audience appeal.
• Research trends and build contacts with key PR people, public information officers, and other newsmakers
• Collaborate with anchors, reporters, and producers on video elements of newscasts.
• Send teams of reporters and news videographers on location to film breaking news

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with co-workers in all departments.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Quick and decisive decision-making skills.
• Experience in digital publishing applications, multimedia production software and writing for web/broadcast
• Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.
• Create alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
• Detail oriented.

Education/Experience: A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communication, or English (or equivalent experience may substitute) and three years' experience as news assignment editor.

TRAINING/EQUIPMENT: Utilize state-of-the-art television technology; MS Outlook, E-mail.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures. Must be willing to work weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), as well as be able to work any and all shifts as necessary, including overnights/early mornings, nights, and holidays.

The employee in this position must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

TO APPLY: Please visit the Work for us page at or at the Nexstar Website at: to complete the application process.

To be considered for this position you must apply online via the Nexstar Media Career Portal. Please remember to attach your cover letter, resume, and a link to your demo reel (if applicable).

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ABOUT US: Broadcasting since 1953, KOIN-TV is Portland's CBS affiliate, providing exceptional local news content on air and online (, CBS Network programming and syndicated entertainment to viewers across Oregon and SW Washington. KOIN News is Watching Out for You with 51 hours of local news broadcasts each week, featuring award-winning, in-depth investigations, news, weather, traffic, KOIN News AM-Extra and Game-On! KOIN-TV is a Nexstar Media Group, Inc. television station serving Oregon and SW Washington from its studios in downtown Portland, OR. Nexstar is the largest local television broadcast and digital media company in the nation with 200 broadcast stations (including partner stations) in 116 markets reaching approximately 68% of US television households. Today, as one of the most powerful and trusted voices in America, Nexstar remains true to its mission to uphold the public interest principles of localism, diversity and trustworthy, unbiased broadcast journalism. At the same time, the company continues to simultaneously raise its commitment to support the evolving needs and interests of the local viewers, hometown businesses and community organizations that it proudly serves each day.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us.

KOIN is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

KOIN values the contribution of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk0jmq-3-236-83-154-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.