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Assignment Editor


$65,000 - $85,000
Apply before: June 29, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 30, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $65,000 - $85,000
  • Apply before
    June 29, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Job Description

KNBC4 & KVEA52 are looking for an Assignment Desk Editor. The ideal candidate will be responsible for working in a duopoly environment, coordinating the teams around news stories, as well as reporter and field crew resources. Providing status of coverage to management will be critical, as well as establishing a network of contacts and sources across the Los Angeles DMA.


  • Break stories, work contacts and react quickly and aggressively to breaking news. Gather information for newscasts, set up stories in advance and assist newscast producer in all aspects of the show.
  • Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic/printed sources for news.
  • Enterprise story ideas and work with reporters and producers to develop stories. Conceive and execute news coverage and make front line editorial decisions on a story-by-story basis. Develop story ideas and clearly articulate them.
  • Participate in daily planning meetings. Coordinate with other departments to complete stories and projects. Create and coordinate short-range planning to meet department editorial goals.
  • Facilitate the news gathering process and ensure comprehensive coverage of all news stories. Dispatch crews and information in a timely and organized manner. Coordinate reporters, photographers, and other personnel to cover stories.
  • Set up and coordinate live remotes inside and outside the building. Multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Monitor journalistic and editorial elements of newsgathering in the field. Communicate with production staff on the status of coverage and stories. Coordinate reporters, field crews, and assignment desk staff. -Communicate with production staff and management on the status of coverage and stories. Coordinate with other Assignment Editors and the Managing Editor for carry-over of stories from day to day.
  • Monitor blogs, social media, and local papers for potential stories. Compile a list of possible stories to be followed up on by news staff.
  • Develop and cultivate contacts within the community for news stories. Establish network of contacts and sources across the Los Angeles area. Cooperate with and support NBC News, Newschannel and other NBC Owned stations.
  • Coordinate with the station’s digital team to fulfill their real-time needs for information and video feeds in full parity with the linear newsroom
  • Assists with any pending visual elements for reporters alongside others newsroom personnel


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications.
  • At least 4 years’ experience including: work in a broadcast news environment, coordinating assignments, generating story ideas.
  • Two years’ experience as an Assignment Editor.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights.
  • Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift
  • Must be willing to work in Los Angeles.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.


  • Strong interpersonal skills. Team player.
  • Bilingual – Spanish/English
  • Has the ability to seek simple solutions to complex problems.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, with good telephone skills, excellent organizational skills, strong news judgment and good instincts. Ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions and act decisively under stress and tight deadlines.
  • Thorough knowledge of the logistics aspect of deploying personnel and equipment for the purpose of electronic newsgathering.

This position is eligible for company-sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website.

Salary range: $65,000 to $85,000.

Additional Information

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