Full Time Job

Assignment Editor - 48


San Jose, CA 11-09-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Telemundo 48 (KSTS) in San Jose, CA, is currently seeking an Assignment Editor. The successful candidate will assist in the efficient operation of the assignment desk. He/she will also assist in the production of newscasts, and when required, will produce these shows.

• 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
• 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 Bay Area, including law enforcement
• Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic/printed sources for news and disseminate the information to appropriate newsroom personnel
• Cooperate with and support news and online platforms as assigned
• Produce newscast when required

Basic Qualifications:
• Experience in Bay Area market and familiarity with Bay Area audience and communities
• 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 team environment

Eligibility Requirements
• Must have a flexible schedule with ability to work any of a 24x7 shift and willingness to work long hours and on weekends and holidays with short notice
• Must be willing to work in San Jose, CA
• 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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpxy50-52-205-167-104-42 in your application.