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Assignment Desk Editor- Dallas/Fort Worth

NBCUniversal

Apply before: May 8, 2024
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  • Date posted
    March 9, 2024
  • Location
    Onsite
  • Apply before
    May 8, 2024
  • Career Level
    Mid-Level

Job Description

Job Description

NBCUniversal’s Owned Television station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, KXAS/KXTX TV, is looking for a highly organized Assignment Desk Editor. As a Duopoly Assignment Desk Editor, you will gather information and set up stories, react aggressively to breaking news, update our digital platforms and contribute story ideas.

Responsibilities:
• Assign reporters, photographers, and other personnel to cover stories
• Monitor social media, police radios, electronic/printed sources for potential news content
• Assist producers, reporters, and photographers with researching stories and gathering information
• Answer newsroom phones and respond to viewer e-mails
• Set up and coordinate live remotes inside and outside the building

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience working on a television assignment desk
  • Previous work experience requiring organization and research skills

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be willing to work in Fort Worth, just south of DFW Airport
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift
  • Must be available to work overtime, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed or required
  • Must accept Solutions as NBCUniversal’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program

Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Bi-Lingual English/Spanish
  • Must work well under pressure.
  • Knowledge of Dallas-Fort Worth market.
  • Self-starter with great social media skills and strong news judgment
  • Ability to work contacts and react quickly and aggressively to breaking news and developing stories

Additional Information

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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