Assignment Editor/Assoc Producer REQ-13999

Assignment Editor/Assoc Producer REQ-13999

Website Nexstar Media


The Assignments Editor answers incoming news calls and assigns daily news stories according to the news personnel available.


  • Monitor scanners and field assignment desk phone calls
  • Receive and investigate news tips; Gather and prepare story items for the newscast
  • Assist and sometimes create the digital reporting on respective web pages and social media accounts
  • Support newscast Producers and assist in writing stories
  • Manage logistics and assign field crews to cover stories
  • Demonstrate sense of urgency with breaking news
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Associate Producer experience and/or a very strong desire to learn the skillset required to lend your talents to the operation/products
  • Bachelor’s degree or 1 year previous newsroom experience preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop strong news judgment
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays deemed necessary for the operation
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Fluency in English


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