Multiplatform Assignment Editor

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

Job Description


  • Proactively vet incoming news tips and coordinate story gathering. Ability to make assignments and coordinate crews.
  • Manage news logistics of the day.
  • Coordinate with producers and station engineers on live shots, including executing Facebook Live, YouTube live stream and website live streams.
  • Develop and maintain lists of contacts at public agencies, major businesses, nonprofit organizations and other influential entities and individuals.
  • Monitor law enforcement and emergency responder scanner traffic to alert newsroom to breaking news.
  • Monitor digital chatter and real-time tools to alert newsroom to content opportunities.
  • Work closely with newsroom leadership to plan appropriate staffing for daily and future news gathering​
  • Be an active content creator on all platforms.


  • Aggressively confirm information about breaking news and dispatch crews with urgency
  • Publish content to website and social media accounts.
  • Cultivate Sources
  • Enterprise news stories
  • Crew assignments


Job Requirements


1-3 years experience in TV news preferably on assignment desk or digial and social platforms

Must be able to adapt quickly in an ever changing environment.​ 

Willing to work weekends, overnights or holidays as needed.

All team players welcome to apply!





TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers 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. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. 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.



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About Us

FOX 61 (WTIC-TV) is one of the nation's highest-rated FOX Network affiliates, providing Connecticut viewers with outstanding news, entertainment, sports and local event programming.
FOX 61 is Hartford and New Haven’s home for Major League Baseball, including the World Series and NFL Football from regular season through the playoffs plus, the 2020 Super Bowl.
FOX 61 is the market leader in news, producing more than 61 hours of local news and public affairs programming each week; more than any other station. Its award-winning local news team is committed to keeping the public informed through, and its social media followings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and mobile apps. Connecticut audiences can “Expect More” from FOX 61 News.