Assignment Editor

Date Posted: 6/26/2019

Job Description

CBS News 8 (KFMB) is home to employees who demonstrate an urgent, passionate and unmatched commitment to lead and revolutionize information delivery across all platforms. We are looking for an Assignment Editor to join our fast-paced and dynamic newsroom. This position is based in San Diego, CA and is responsible for content generation and management as well as social media content, breaking news, follow up stories and monitoring incoming newsroom phone calls. The ideal candidate will contribute to all platforms, maintaining a presence on social media, creating unique digital content and shooting and writing stories for broadcast.


  • Reviews all news releases, monitors police and fire scanners, and checks Twitter, Facebook and other local news sources for story ideas
  • Looks for new, enterprise and innovative ways to deliver information relevant to viewers
  • 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
  • Contributes to multiple platforms on a daily basis including writing for the website, writing for newscasts, creating graphics, shooting and editing video
  • Makes calls to maintain relationships with local agencies like police departments, courts, etc
  • Contacts news management in the event of significant breaking news that requires additional resources or would require interrupting regular programming

Job Requirements


  • Minimum 1 year newsroom experience; College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Strong communication skills, conflict management, and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills in a fast-paced environment and deadline driven environment
  • Requires sound news judgment, the ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations
  • Must be able to multitask and comfortable with new technology
  • Must understand basic setup of Satellite and Microwave technology and be prepared to assist with tuning in live shots and feeds

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. 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 49 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and two radio stations in 41 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 35 million across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA's stations have over 25 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 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.  For more information, visit  

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.


Job Snapshot

About Us

Become part of the legacy stations of KFMB in America’s Finest City! The KFMB group includes CBS 8, The CW San Diego, 100.7 KFM-BFM, KFMB-AM 760, and all associated digital and social media properties. With our quality entertainment, award-winning news, community presence and #1 local newscasts, our media properties offer a combined weekly reach of close to 1.5 million adults. Each of our stations can tout success, from CBS 8 (the #1 CBS affiliate on the West Coast), to 100.7 KFM-BFM (radio’s #1 morning program). We are known for responsible journalism, marketing excellence, advertising expertise and cutting-edge social media. Each day, our goal is to create compelling content that empowers and enriches our community.