4 hours

Assignment Editor

Tribune Company
Sacramento, CA
  • Job Code
Careers Center | Assignment Editor
  • Assignment Editor

    Location US-CA-Sacramento
    Posted Date 5 months ago(7/16/2018 9:30 PM)
    Job ID
    News Operations
  • Overview

    Coordinate Daily News Coverage while maintaining assignment desk functions.


    The assignment desk is the center of it all from breaking stories to assigning crews to coordinating with producers. We’re looking for someone who gets a rush from juggling it all. FOX40 is not your boring TV station. We are an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and break news. If you’ve never heard of an assignment editor, don’t . If multi-tasking isn’t your strong suit then this job is not for you. If you’re up for the challenge of telling a great story and delivering breaking news.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for listening to scanners
    • Responsible for coordinating  multiple field crews
    • Answers phones and email to determine what makes a great story
    • Coordinates  live shots and content sharing with  affiliates, CNN, FOX, and other partners
    • Superior oral and writing skills


    Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    Extensive knowledge of editorial standards, ethics, and media law Must have superior organizational skills.

    Must be able to dig up stories not in the newspaper Must be able to work under pressure. Must be able to make decisions and take a leadership role. Must have excellent phone skills, be able to take information from a viewer and determine if there is a story. Must have basic writing skills and be able to communicate written and verbally. Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with people at the station and away from the station Must be able to represent the station in the community and at station events. Must have a passion for news.


    Working Relationships:

    Must be able to work with people throughout the newsroom and different departments within the station. Must be able to work with the public and public officials


    Supervisory Responsibility:

    Responsible for news crews during your shift, including approving missed meals and overtime, and stringer purchases


    Training Requirements:

    General Safety Opus, TONS, MPLS, Outlook, P2P


    Physical Demands:

    Required to sit and stand for long periods of time Heavy phone and computer usage Must be able to reach above shoulder level Must be able to lift 25 pounds


    Work Environment:

    Work performed primarily in an office environment May be exposed to noise


    Personal Protective Equipment:



    Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communications background pred.  

    At least 2 years of experience in a top 50  market newsroom Knowledge of the Sacramento area a plus

    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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    Posted: 2018-12-12 Expires: 2019-01-11

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