POSITION TITLE: Assignment Desk Editor

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POSITION TITLE: Assignment Desk Editor

POSITION TITLE: Assignment Desk Editor (#14361BR)
LOCATION: NBC 5
Posting Date: February 18, 2014

General Responsibilities:
NBCUniversal’s Owned Television station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, KXAS TV, is looking for an Assignment Desk Editor. As an Assignment Desk Editor, you will act as the focal point of the newsroom on a daily basis, monitoring breaking news and developments and assigns crews to cover daily news.

  • Coordinating and scheduling reporters, photographers and other personnel to cover stories.
  • Monitors all police and emergency scanners and electronic/printed sources, determines if a story is news worthy.
  • Story and Series planning, with close coordination of Assignments Manager, Executive Producer, News Director and other members of newsroom management.
  • Answer newsroom phones, researching stories, and keeping track of daily activities of a busy newsroom.
  • Setting up and coordinating live remotes inside and outside the building.
  • Working with reporters, producers and news sources to gather information and develop sources.
  • Coordinate with other departments to complete stories and projects.
  • Create and coordinate short-range planning to meet department editorial goals.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year experience working Assignment Desk, Show producing, field producing or
  • reporting
  • General knowledge of television news techniques, including how stories should be covered and assembled

Eligibility Requirements:

  • External applicants must submit a resume/CV through nbcuicareers.com to be considered (Note- job #14361BR).
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and overnights.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Organization and aggressive research skills
  • Able to work contacts and react quickly and aggressively to breaking news as well as developing stories.
  • Be a self-starter, with good telephone skills, excellent organizational skills, and strong news judgment.
  • Must work well under pressure.
  • Knowledge of Dallas-Fort Worth market preferred.

Interested candidates can apply on line at www.nbcunicareers.com. The position number is #14361BR. KXAS TV and KXTX TV are Equal Opportunity Employers. NBC DFW Job Hotline (817) 654-6476.
 

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