11 hours

Assignment Desk Editor

Washington, DC
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Assignment Desk Editor

Jobid 23768-384874

Location: Washington, DC, 20044, USA

Description **Job Number** 36704BR

**Job Title** Assignment Desk Editor

**Business Segment** NBC News and MSNBC

**Sub-Business** NBC News

**Posting Category** TV Content & Production

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. 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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** District of Columbia

**City** Washington, D.C.


Job Duties

+ Supervise the news assignment desk and the coverage of news on given shifts

+ Supervise the assignment of stories, editorial staff/field crews and related administrative duties.

+ Coordinate feeds from fiber, LiveU, microwave sources, satellites, etc.

+ Compile visual materials for air

+ Work with crews in producing live remotes and news turnarounds


Basic Qualifications

+ Minimum 3 years of experience working in a network, cable news channel, or large market local newsroom

+ Minimum 2 years of experience working on an assignment desk

+ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

+ Must be willing to work in Washington D.C.

+ Must be 18 years or greater

+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

+ Must be available to evenings, weekends and holidays as required

+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV on www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Qualifications

+ Excellent news judgment

+ Strong writing and research skills

+ Knowledge of the daily production needs of news programs, special reports and interrupt

+ Exposure to Washington pool arrangements, rotations and policies

+ Familiar with transmission pools and remote production needs

+ Strong shooting, editing and digital production skills

+ Familiar with all social media platforms

+ Knowledge of departments of government, related institutions and current events/newsmakers

+ Excellent interpersonal/communication skills

+ Proven ability to prioritize and make critical decisions under tight deadlines

+ Must be able to coordinate interviews, satellite and other feeds

+ Team player who can also work independently and is a self-starter

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.


  • Arts / Entertainment / Media
  • News/Programming/Production

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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