Full Time Job

Assignment Editor


Chicago, IL 08-16-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
WGN-TV is searching for a full-time Assignment Editor with solid news judgment and instincts, able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

• Plans, prepares, and executes the station's newsgathering functions, including both scheduled newsworthy events as well as 'spot' news and breaking stories
• Helps decide and determine daily story assignments
• Dispatches reporters and photographers in the field
• Assists reporters with researching, developing and setting up their stories
• Monitors social media for stories and tips
• Assists writers, producers and web staff with gathering information and updating stories
• Responsible for arranging and supervising video feeds, including Zoom conference calls
• Scrutinizes a multitude of local resources, media and contacts for potential stories
• Effectively monitors local law enforcement and public safety agencies for breaking stories

• College degree
• Assignment Editor experience preferred
• Should have a working knowledge of the issues, lifestyles and culture that are unique to the Chicago news market
• Must be decisive, forward thinking and possess excellent news judgment
• Strong organizational and logistical skills
• Must be able to work under deadline pressure


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm2b6v-44-197-111-121-42 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.