Weekend Night Assignment Editor

Date Posted: 2/3/2020

Job Description

KFMB TV8 is looking for a part time Weekend Multi-Platform Assignment Editor to work on our Assignment and Digital Desk who can organize, coordinate and help drive the news operations at TEGNA's Southern California News Station in San Diego.

This person must be able to multi-task, skillfully using proprietary databases, government information systems, social media and digital tools to research and discover stories. This role requires exceptional organizing and planning skills.​

The person in this role will be more than a traditional assignment editor. He or she will be expected to be a content creator – either directly (writing for our platforms or producing streaming media) or in a supporting role by helping execute the vision of newsroom producers and editors. The role requires a focus on news gathering and multi-platform storytelling -- broadcast, online and social content. ​

​In this role, you will: 

  • Aggressively confirm information about breaking news and dispatch crews with urgency
  • Publish content to website and social media accounts.
  • Enterprise news stories
  • Assemble daily news plans, including reporter/photographer assignments using ENPS
  • Work closely with newsroom leadership to plan appropriate staffing for daily and future news gathering
  • Proactively vet incoming news tips and coordinate story gathering
  • Coordinate with producers and station engineers on live shots via ENG and dejero, including executing Facebook Live, YouTube livestream and website livestreams.
  • 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.
  • Monitor important news stories for developments in a beat-system style
  • Represent KFMB TV8 in conversations with other media organizations about pool coverage and access issues.
  • Coordinate sharing of resources with other stations in the TEGNA group
  • Be curious about new technologies and tools that could improve the assignment process.
  • Coordinate and dispatch the KFMB shared news helicopter


Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 1-5 years of experience 
  • Experience in a newsroom
  • Strong social media and digital writing skills
  • Strong news judgement skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to write clearly and effectively.
  • Understanding the tenants of professional journalism
  • Knowledge of digital breaking news tools a plus
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Comfortable meeting multiple deadlines per day
  • Flexible with shift assignments
  • Great interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and timely
  • Sense of urgency with breaking news ​



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

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.