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Assignment Desk Chief/Assignment Manager


  • Oversees the newsroom's assignment editors, who serve as the first point of contact for people calling in to the news department with questions and news tips.
  • Manages this staff that actively collects story ideas for news segments, special reports and investigations.
  • Mentors staff on research techniques and fact-checking tips to ensure the integrity of the information collected.
  • Participates in editorial pitch sessions that decide which news stories to cover and how and whether content will be used in live newscasts or on digital platforms.


  • A demonstrated passion for news and research and mentoring skills.

Experience Level

  • A bachelor's degree in journalism, broadcast television or a related field.
  • Prior television news experience and an aptitude for leadership.
  • Strong background in journalism.