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Assignment Editor - KNSD


San Diego, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Assignment Editor - KNSD

Jobid 23768-374537

Location: San Diego, CA, 92108, USA

Description **Job Number** 34815BR

**Job Title** Assignment Editor - KNSD

**Business Segment** Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

**Sub-Business** NBCUOTS - KNSD

**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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** San Diego


General Responsibilities

Role Summary: The assignment editor role is a key position in a multi-platform content environment, responsible for facilitating newsgathering and comprehensive coverage of news stories.

Job Responsibilities:

• Develop and source interesting story ideas, using editorial judgment, coordinating interviews and logistics for field crews.

• Know what stories are being covered, who is covering and what platforms the story will air on.

• Maintain contact with law enforcement, fire and other agencies to determine coverage of spot news.

• Lead editorial meetings, contribute story ideas and responsible for developing and cultivating contacts important to news coverage in the San Diego area.

• Maintain accurate account of the day’s events in the Assignment Desk computer systems.

• Ability to search for user generated content

• Maintain an active Social Media presence.

• Route personal matters (i.e. sick calls, etc) to appropriate manager.

• Maintain responsibility for feed and live signal intake and supervise daily beat checks.

• Maintain or update news stories on various platforms including websites and social media.


Basic Qualifications:

• Minimum of two years experience as an Assignment Editor in a mid to major market.

• Must be technically competent, have the ability to learn and use newsroom systems as they develop, have proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

• General knowledge of television news techniques, including how stories should be covered and assembled.

• Ability to multitask and make quick decisions under pressure.

• Experience with coordinating and pulling in satellite feeds and signals.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Strong organizational skills.

• Strong social media and multi-platform knowledge.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through the site

• Must be willing to work at the station in San Diego location

• Must be 18 years or greater

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

• Must have valid drivers license

• Must have ability to work any of a 24x7 shift

**Desired Characteristics**

• Bachelor’s degree or relevant job experience required.

• Demonstrable knowledge of state and federal court procedures.

• Familiarity with web-based research required

• Ability to communicate effectively and work well with people while under pressure.

• Upbeat personality and quick wit.

• Familiarity with local leaders a plus.

• Up to date on and interested in current news events

• Knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations.

• Personal initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision.

• Team player who is flexible

• Displays a positive work ethic and can work under tight deadlines

• High degree of integrity and professionalism

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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