Full Time Job

Assignment Desk Editor


Needham, MA 03-15-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
We are looking for an experienced Assignment Desk Editor, that works at the nerve center of our newsroom. Our Assignment Desk Editors are responsible for monitoring multiple sources for breaking news. The assignment editor will work with reporters, photographers, producers, and other staff members to assign and develop story ideas and work to aggressively push and cover breaking news

Job Duties:
• Assign crews to news stories and provide support for complete coverage, including research, contact information, phone calls, video etc.
• Coordinate satellite bookings, feeds, and live remotes
• Monitor all changing and developing news stories from news wires, social media, scanners, contacts, public relations, phone calls, faxes, and viewer suggestions
• Update news producers, managers and crews on story changes and developments.
• Develop and maintain news sources for valuable news tips and breaking news stories
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
• Punctual, regular and consistent attendance

• Must have minimum of two years assignment desk experience
• Knowledge of Boston and New England area is required
• Bachelors degree required
• Strong writing skills
• Solid news judgment
• Strong work ethic, positive attitude and leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities a must
• Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
• Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:
• Extremely organized
• Great communication and interpersonal skills
• Driven interest in current events and local issues
• Bilingual a plus