POSITION TITLE: Assignment Desk Editor



    POSITION TITLE: Assignment Desk Editor (#14361BR)
    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.


    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


    • 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.