Assignment Editor

FOX Phoenix, AZ

About the Job

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible for gathering story information from various news sources and determining newsworthiness. Making decisions on what stories to cover and assigning/dispatching the crews. Keep news staff apprised of breaking news and changes in assignments. Make beat check calls to law enforcement and other governmental agencies. Update station social media platforms as news events warrant. Communicate with affiliates to ensure continuity in coverage.

One year exp in TV news, including assignment desk exp. College degree in an applicable discipline, such as broadcast journalism, required. Must be well organized and able to manage multiple projects. Must demonstrate outstanding news judgment, good news writing skills, and strong familiarity with social media. Must be able to deal effectively and professionally with people. Must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment. Coordinate coverage of special events. Overtime, holidays and varied hours required. All offers of employment are contingent on successfully passing the pre-employment drug screen.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.