Assignment Editor in Tulsa, OK at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 9/12/2021

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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.

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.

CMG Tulsa TV is looking for an Assignment Editor.  This role 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. 

Job Tasks:

Responsible for logistics 60% 
• 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. 

Planning news coverage - 40% 
• 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.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company's operations primarily include 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets,33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut. For more information about CMG, visit www.coxmediagroup.com.

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