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Assignment Desk Manager

Houston, TX
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Assignment Desk Manager

Jobid 23768-378527

Location: Houston, TX, 77007, USA

Description **Job Number** 35527BR

**Job Title** Assignment Desk Manager

**Business Segment** Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

**Sub-Business** NBCUOTS - TLM KTMD

**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.

Telemundo Station Group, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, is comprised of 16 local television stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Producing and broadcasting more than 5,000 hours of unique and relevant local content each year, including award-winning news, public affairs, and entertainment programming, Telemundo Station Group serves Spanish-speaking viewers in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, San Antonio, Phoenix, Fresno, Denver, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Boston, Tucson and Puerto Rico. In addition, Telemundo Station Group offers support to 52 affiliates across the country and manages dedicated local websites and applications, as well as a digital out-of-home operation that reaches consumers in 17 Hispanic markets.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Texas

**City** Houston


Arrange and coordinate news content and interviews for producers, VJ’s, newscasts and other news programs.

• Be the contact person for community communications.

• Be backup news producer when needed.

• Coordinate and assist video journalists.

• Collaborate with producers and crew to establish live shots and remotes, and other news content.

• Work closely with producers and News Director on story/sweeps planning and coordination.

• Monitors emergency channels and news sources.

• Answer and respond to phone calls, emails, mail, and other communication methods.

• Research and organize details and facts on story ideas.

• Update and assist in providing content to station’s digital media platforms.


Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.

• At least 2 years’ experience as an Assignment Editor.

• Must be willing to work in Houston area.

• Must be fluent in Spanish (speak, read & write).

• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.

• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

• Must be 18 years or older.

• Must have a valid driver’s license

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics

• Ability to react quickly and urgently to breaking news

• Ability to work under extreme pressure and deadlines.

• Ability to work long hours including weekends and holidays as needed.

• Ability to establish community and news contacts

• Operational knowledge of computer newsroom systems and Internet.

• Great phone etiquette, organizational skills, news judgment.

• Strong English, reading, writing and speaking (bilingual English-Spanish preferred).

• Good overall knowledge of the Houston DMA and Hispanic community.

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.

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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