Assignment Editor - WFTV in Orlando, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 3/17/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WFTV is looking for an Assignment Editor to join our Content Team! 

The ideal candidate is someone who can work well with newsroom staff and has technical knowledge of newsgathering resources. This person must have strong editorial judgment, strong organizational skills, and be digitally savvy. You must be able to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines and be aggressive about breaking news. 



  • See the big picture and understand the significance of editorial content 
  • Responsible for logistics and content creation, working directly with reporters, photographers, producers, managers, and the Content Center to cover the news of the day 
  • Able to work with Newsone/ABC affiliates, CMG stations, Florida partners, and other media organizations across the country, including Cox Radio 
  • Planning and executing weekday and weekend news coverage on all platforms 
  • Managing logistics and resources 
  • Newsgathering (including developing story ideas, confirming information, and breaking news coverage) 
  • Creating and publishing content to digital and social media platforms 
  • Monitoring scanners and social media 
  • Communicating with broadcast and digital producers, field crews 
  • The schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays, and overnights 
  • Routine interruptions and unforeseen assignments are to be expected 
  • Expected to work under deadline constraints and meet precise deadlines (including self-imposed deadlines) 



What we look for


  • At least 2-year of newsroom experience (FT) 
  • BA or equivalent professional experience 
  • The ideal candidate is someone who can work well with newsroom staff and have technical knowledge of newsgathering resources 
  • Strong understanding of AP-style writing 
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms 
  • Ability to multi-task, strong organizational and communication skills 
  • Physical demands and essential physical abilities include: a combination of physical work (standing, walking, lifting and carrying items such as laptop computers, pulling file drawers) 
  • Knowledge of the Orlando market is a plus 


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; 52 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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