Location: Houston, TX
Contact Name: Heather TenBarge
KIAH, a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for an Assignment Editor to work in our Houston location.
The Assignment Editor will work with everyone in the News department to assign and cover news of the day.
Monitor scanners and field assignment desk phone calls
Receive and investigate news tips; Gather and prepare story items for the newscast
Assist and sometimes create the digital reporting on respective web pages and social media accounts
Support newscast Producers
Manage logistics and assign field crews to cover stories
Demonstrate sense of urgency with breaking news
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required
2+ years previous assignment desk experience
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information, please visit www.tribunemedia.com.
KIAH is an equal opportunity employer.