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  Assignment Editor
Industry: TV - Radio Job Posted: 4/14/2017
Location: Northeast Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD

Job Description:

The main responsibility of the Assignment Editor is coordinating the coverage needs of the Washington, DC Bureau which includes responding to breaking news, actively gathering news & information from contacts and crews, processing & prioritizing incoming editorial & logistical information and ensuring it is delivered to those who need it. Aggressively seeking out additional stories and proposing ways to enhance existing coverage is critical to success in this position. A natural curiosity of news is a must. Other duties include trafficking the DC bureau studios and coordinating/booking the incoming and outgoing feeds between DC and NY as well as around the country for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network. This person would also work with the Network Pool desk coordinating news pools between the five network news organizations in DC and working with our planning unit to assist with preparing the next day/week coverage plans.


Bachelors degree and 5 years of broadcast experience (preferably in Washington, DC)
Good editorial judgment as well as strong logistical skills
Keen understanding of how to gather news LIVE in the Washington, DC area and a familiarity with microwave/satellite trucks, LiveU technology, AVOC and various fiber drops around the DC area
Knowledge of national politics and the DC area
The ability to work well in a fast paced and intense atmosphere
Familiarity with iNews, Outlook and ScheduAll
Flexibility to work various shifts/days when needed covering news in a fast paced 24-hour news environment, including weekends
Motivated, self-starter who is able to work independently as well as in a team environment
Ability to multi-task and prioritize is a necessity



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