5 hours

Assignment Editor

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

    Location US-CA-San Diego
    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/27/2018 10:25 PM)
    Job ID
    News Operations
  • Overview

    Position: Assignment Editor

    Department:   News

    News Reports to: Assignment Manager


    Purpose:  Coordinate Daily News Coverage while maintaining assignment desk functions.


    The assignment desk is the center of it all, breaking stories, assigning crews and coordinating with producers. We’re looking for someone who gets a rush from juggling it all.  We are an aggressive and fast-paced newsroom determined to tell interesting stories and break news.


    • written and oral communication skills
    • Posts stories to station website and social media sites.
    • 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.


    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communications background pred

    2 years experience in a top 50 market newsroom

    Knowledge of the San Diego area a plus


    Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    knowledge of editorial standards, ethics, and media law Must have superior organizational skills 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 the FOX 5 Filter to any and all stories. 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.

    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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