Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Houston


Assignment Editor
TV Content & Production
Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations
The Assignment Planning Editor is responsible for arranging and coordinating news content.  This position will report to the Lead Assignments Editor.
 Arrange and coordinate news content and interviews for producers, VJ’s, newscasts and other news programs.
 Be the station contact person for community communications
 Coordinate and assist video journalists
 Collaborate with producers and crew to establish live shots location, and other news content as needed
 Work closely with producers, Executive Producer, and Assistant News Director on story/sweeps planning and coordination
 Monitors police radios for possible news stories and news sources
 Answer and respond to phone calls, emails, mail, and other communication methods
 Research and organize details and facts on story ideas, upcoming news events, etc
 Update and assist in providing content to all station’s digital news platforms
 Must be willing to work weekends,
 Must be able to work long hours and a variety of shifts, when necessary

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

At least 2 years’ experience as an Assignment Editor.
Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on short notice.
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
• Ability to react quickly and urgently to breaking news
• Prior experience at an assignment desk.
• Experience in local news coverage.
• Strong resources and contacts in the community
• Experience with databases and computer assisted research
• Solid news judgment and awareness of local and national news.
• Ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions and act decisively under stress and tight deadlines.
• Strong ability to assign, direct and supervise broadcast news coverage.
• Strong research skills.
• Must be familiar with newsroom computer systems, (i.e., iNews, ENPS, Dalet, et at)
• 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
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CountryUnited States
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Telemundo Network Group LLC is a U.S. Spanish-language television network committed to broadcast unique and outstanding national and local entertainment, news and sports programming to the fast-growing U.S. Hispanic audience. Telemundo targets this growing and vibrant audience by delivering the best in Latino entertainment. The network's schedule features a wide range of original programming, including novelas, talk shows, original sitcoms, sports and news, children's programming, blockbuster movies, reality, entertainment and music programs. Telemundo Communications Group, Inc. is an operating subsidiary of NBC Universal, the nation's leading broadcast network and film. NBC Universal is an equal opportunity employer.
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