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Date Posted: 11/7/14

Assignment Editor

The Assignment Editor will be responsible for identifying and gathering video assets for news and enterprise video projects assigned to the Digital Video Team. This person will be constantly working under tight deadlines, and will serve as the team lead for newsgathering in breaking news situations. He or she will be responsible for reaching out across social content platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and Youtube video for assets and information from the field, as well as working with content-producing partners including The Associated Press, Getty Images and Storyful in order to further video production. The associate in this role will also be responsible for contacting newsmakers for interviews and information needed to complete such assignments. He or she will also need the ability to look at video scripts and determine the assets needed to make a compelling video. This role will also act as a liaison between the DVT and its counterparts at The Weather Channel and NBC.


The Assignment Editor will also be asked to:

 ·Generate great compelling story ideas, researching and gathering the assets needed to produce the piece.

 ·Collaborate with producers and meteorologists, assisting in the creation of interesting and compelling stories.

 ·Develop sources of content for use during breaking-news situations.

 ·Monitor incoming content feeds and wires.

 ·Manage user-generated content.

 ·Gather accurate information from multiple agencies and communicate available material to video and editorial staff.




•           Minimum two years experience in a professional newsgathering environment; experience working within the television/video/ multimedia environment and knowledge of television production techniques preferred.

•           Ability to assist with all phases of content development, from conception to execution to modification and maintenance as required in the digital environment.

•           Grasp of Web audience and usage strategies


•           Excellent writing skills.

•           Organizational skills

•           Creativity in presenting digital and video information.

•           Ability to work within deadlines in a team environment with minimum supervision.

•           Use all production tools available to produce original content to enhance storytelling.

•           Strong communication skills and the ability to present strategies and objectives both internally and externally.

•           Ability to manage a diverse workload and assign priorities to tasks.

•           Experience working with cross-functional teams with a proven track record in the creation of new products.

•           Possess the ability to juggle the constraints of limited resources, timeliness and varying scopes of projects to deliver content in an ambitious, cost-effective manner.

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