Assignment Desk Editor

Date Posted: 8/6/2020

Job Description

​Do you thrive on digging for stories, breaking news and connecting with the community? ABC10, the TEGNA-owned ABC Affiliate in Sacramento, California is looking for a dynamic, motivated Social Discovery Editor (Assignment Editor) to join our team of journalists at one of the best stations in the country. The ideal candidate has great people skills, knowledge of northern California and expert knowledge of digital and social media.

ABC10 is not just a TV station, we are media company showcasing real, relevant content and delivering that content to our consumers where they are and wherever that might be. This team member will set the bar others want to follow in generating content.


• Reviews all news releases, monitors police and fire scanners, and checks social media and other local news sources for story ideas
• Discovers content using online and social media resources as news researching tools
• Makes beat calls to maintain relationships with local agencies like police departments, courts, etc.
• Looks for new and innovate ways to deliver information relevant to our customers wherever they are (e.g. television, website, app, social media)
• Develops and assigns news stories of the day and plans large news event coverage
• Deals with time and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff​

Job Requirements

  • College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 3 years in a local newsroom preferred
  • Strong communication, conflict management, and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
  • Sound news judgment with the ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations
  • Extensive knowledge of social media, online, mobile, etc. content gathering tools and technologies
  • Clear understanding of basic satellite, microwave, fiber, and ftp feed/sharing technology, TVU, LiveU and Dejero
  • Ability to write in both broadcast and AP style
  • Ability to cultivate and develop working relationships with local newsmakers and their staff
  • A demonstrated social media presence on more than one of the following: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube.​



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 million social followers.

TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards.

TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service.

In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


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About Us

ABC10 (KXTV) is the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, California.  Since 1955, ABC10 has served northern California by delivering important news, information and entertainment programming.  Today, ABC10 continues to grow and innovate by connecting with new audiences over the air on television and through digital platforms including social media.  We program more than 30 hours of local news each week and offer an expanding portfolio of websites, hyper-local sites and mobile apps.