Full Time Job

Assignment Desk Editor


Fort Worth, TX 01-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


~~General Responsibilities:

NBCUniversal's Owned Television station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, KXAS TV and KXTX TV, is looking for a highly organized Assignment Desk Editor. As an NBC5/T39 Assignment Desk Editor, you will gather information and set up stories, react aggressively to breaking news, update our digital platforms including NBCDFW.com and TelemundoDallas.com, and contribute story ideas.

• Assign reporters, photographers, and other personnel to cover stories
• Monitor social media, police radios, electronic/printed sources for potential news content
• Generate and develop story content for on-air and on-line
• Stay on top of follow-up stories
• Assist producers, reporters, and photographers with researching stories and gathering information
• Answer newsroom phones and respond to viewer e-mails
• Set up and coordinate live remotes inside and outside the building
• Post stories & content to NBCDFW.com and NBC5's social media channels

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 2 years experience working on a television assignment desk
• Previous work experience requiring organization and research skills

Eligibility Requirements:
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be willing to work in Fort Worth, Texas, just south of DFW Airport
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must have a valid driver's license
• Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift
• Must be available to work overtime, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed or required
• Must accept Solutions as NBCUniversal's Alternative Dispute Resolution program

Desired Characteristics

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred
• Bi-Lingual English/Spanish
• Must work well under pressure.
• Knowledge of Dallas-Fort Worth market.
• Self-starter with great social media skills and strong news judgment
• Ability to work contacts and react quickly and aggressively to breaking news and developing stories