WJBK FOX2 Assignment Editor in Los Angeles, California
Read wires and daily newspapers to prepare story ideas and outline for daily coverage and editorial meetings. Monitor radio scanners for breaking news, emergency calls and news related developments on fire or police communications frequencies. Work closely with Managing Editor, News Director and planning manager on story development. Monitor changes in daily coverage of scheduled or unscheduled news events. Assign and monitor research news gathering by desk researchers. Coordinate activities among camera crews, reporters and micro van operators. Coordinate transmission of field tapes and TOC for live shots and feeding of taped news stories. Provide and coordinate information between reporters and news writers.
3 to 5 years experience working as an assignment editor at a local television, cable or network news division. Geographical knowledge of greater Los Angeles area. Excellent people and communication skills. Some working knowledge of microwave relay system and news room computer systems. College education preferred, but not necessary.
Job: Assignment Editor
Primary Location: United States-California-Los Angeles
Job Type: Standard
Req ID: 17000279