Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Assignment Editor - WHIO TV in Dayton, OH at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 5/13/2022

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Job Summary

Do you have keen news judgment? Have you demonstrated excellence in a fast-paced, high-performing environment? Are you looking to be a part of a newsroom that will challenge you and reward you? An Editor Assignment combines a strong sense of what matters with an operational understanding of how to cover it, resulting in a newsgathering operation that leads.

The Editor Assignment is responsible for logistics working directly with reporters, photographers, producers, managers and the digital department to cover the news of the day, as well as generate enterprise stories. Planning and the ability to look ahead and anticipate coverage is a must.  

The ideal candidate MUST possess a sense of urgency, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and news judgment. This person will monitor police/fire scanners for multiple counties; field phone calls, monitor emails and scan multiple branded social media accounts for news tips from the public. You will dispatch crews to cover content for our digital, radio and television platforms. 

This person will utilize their journalism training to write breaking news, weather and non-urgent content for our digital products, when needed. You will need to see the big picture, understand the significance of editorial content vs video content and be able to produce stories from the assignment desk.  Schedule may include nights, weekends and holidays. 


  • Field phone calls in the newsroom
  • Monitor scanners, websites and other news gathering methods.
  • Effectively communicate to producers, reporters, photographers and managers where news events are happening, where crews are located, and who to move to get stories covered.
  • Work with the Producers to coordinate coverage using the best technology in the best locations.
  • Understand the significance of editorial content and research drivers.
  • Keep assign file accurately updated and keep producers and web producers updated on changes.
  • Update the web and social media if necessary
  • Stay up to date on big stories.
  • Look ahead to coverage challenges.
  • Manage emails and planner.
  • Communicate to producers and assignment editors on all shifts the stories that are available for coverage and logistics information.
  • Communicate with affiliate stations to get stories in other areas covered 



What we look for


  • Degree in journalism or related field
  • At least an internship in local news
  • The ability to multitask, strong organizational skills and solid news judgement. 
  • You should have a strong foundation of the web, and social media.  Knowledge of the area 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.

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.

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.

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. 

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!



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