Full Time Job

Assignment Desk


Orlando, FL 04-20-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

The Assignment Editor is responsible for arranging and coordinating news content. This position will report to the Assistant News Director.
• Assemble the daybook on i-news listing story ideas and daily newsworthy events
• Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic/printed sources for news and disseminate the information to appropriate newsroom personnel
• Coordinate interviews and logistics for field crews
• Facilitate the news gathering process and ensure comprehensive coverage of all news stories across all of platforms, including, but not limited to broadcast, digital and web
• Collaborate with producers, anchors, reporters, photographers and other station personnel on a daily basis, to maximize resources and provide the best coverage during breaking news coverage and/or weather &emergency situations
• Participate in editorial meetings; develop interesting story ideas using strong editorial judgment
• Develop enterprise story ideas consistent with the news brand
• Cultivate contacts important to news coverage in the Central Florida DMA
• Establish working relationships with Public Information Officers for updates on significant events and incidents
• Follow other local news channels to monitor their news coverage
• Produce & Assist with undercover special projects during sweeps. Includes recording interviews remotely and from the field.
• Cooperate with and support news and online platforms as assigned
• Publishing of online content when required
• Plan news coverage as directed by news management
• Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management.
• Keep news managers and producers informed on progress of new stories
• Answer phones and take notes on viewer calls for possible story leads
• Edit videos for broadcast & social media

• Experience in the Orlando market and familiarity with audience and communities is preferred
• Bachelor's degree in communications or in a related field
• Prior experience as assignment editor, assignment manager, or other related experience
• Solid news judgment, strong writing and research skills
• Experience using online and social media resources as news researching tools (Accurint, LexisNexis, Facebook, etc.)
• Experience with newsroom computer applications
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, act decisively and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news, environment
• Basic understanding and demonstration of solid editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations
• Thorough understanding satellite operations and microwave newsgathering technologies
• Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels
• Bilingual: Spanish and English; both written and verbal
• Understanding of emerging news production techniques and technology
• Works well in a fast-paced, team environment
• Works as needed when determined by news management
• Must have a flexible schedule with ability to work any shift and willingness to work long hours and on weekends and holidays with short notice
• Must be willing to work in Orlando, FL
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must have a valid Driver's License and excellent driving record
• Must submit an attestation disclosing COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
• Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if the Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite
• Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols

Desired Characteristics
• Ability to react quickly and urgently to breaking news
• Great phone etiquette, organizational skills, news judgment
• Strong English, reading, writing and speaking
• Good overall knowledge of Central Florida and Hispanic community

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-revy75-18-205-176-39-42 in your application.