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Assignment Editor

Tribune Company

Houston, TX
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  • Assignment Editor

    Location US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/4/2018 5:06 PM)
    Job ID
    News Writers/Producers
  • Overview

    Reports To: Managing Editor


    KIAH, a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for an Assignment Editor to work in our Houston location.

    The Assignment Editor will work with everyone in the News department to assign and cover news of the day.


    • Monitor scanners and field assignment desk phone calls
    • Receive and investigate news tips; Gather and prepare story items for the newscast
    • Assist and sometimes create the digital reporting on respective web pages and social media accounts
    • Support newscast Producers
    • Manage logistics and assign field crews to cover stories
    • Demonstrate sense of urgency with breaking news
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree pred; equivalent experience required
    • 2+ years previous assignment desk experience
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays
    • Must be willing to submit to a background check
    • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.


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