Assignment Editor - WFOX/WJAX TV in Jacksonville, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 1/12/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WFOX/WJAX is looking for an Assignment Editor to join the team! 


  • Write and adapt broadcast content for desktop and mobile, working closely with the Action News Jax Newsroom.
  • Create and confirm significant, original, locally-focused stories for Action News Jax and other CMG Jacksonville digital platforms.
  • Create engaging content on Facebook, Twitter and other digital platforms that draw viewers to our Digital platforms and to TV newscasts.
  • Participate in the creative development and technical implementation of online & social content.
  • As part of the Content Center you will also help coordinate coverage and logistics of crews.



What we look for


  • B.A. Degree in Journalism, Communications, or other field of study preferred
  • Two years’ experience with website content creation and social media platforms – with clear, measurable results – is preferred
  • Must understand and be able to execute & produce news stories on current and evolving digital platforms
  • Have sound news judgment
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative and drive in a deadline-driven environment
  • Energy and follow-up
  • Successfully collaborate daily with teammates
  • The ability to handle stressful and time sensitive deadlines
  • Strong communication skills

Physical Requirements

  • Physical demands and essential physical abilities includes: a combination of physical work (standing, walking, lifting and carrying items such as laptop computers, pulling file drawers).
  • Sedentary demands include: document review and computer use, including ability to manipulate fingers to operate computer keyboard and mouse.
  • Expected to work under deadline constraints and meet precise deadlines (including self-imposed deadlines).
  • Routine interruptions and unforeseen assignments are to be expected


CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 54 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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