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Assignment Editors work for newspapers and radio or television stations and decide which reporter should cover a given story. Essential job duties of an Assignment Editor are generating new story ideas, delegating tasks, writing stories, editing new content, and updating website and social media pages. Our collection of resume samples in the field makes display of the following aptitudes: excellent writing skills, knowledge of current affairs, flexibility, organization, being able to work under pressure, and computer competences. Successful resumes for Assignment Editor should mention a degree in journalism or broadcasting.

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1

Assignment Editor

Supervised, coordinated and assigned news coverage to 300 anchors, reporters and producers for ABCNews.com, World
News, [company name] with a strong focus on foreign news.

  • Leveraged social media and other new media technology to start a conversation on news stories.
  • Researched and gathered information on developing stories and advancing new and creative stories for ABC News
  • Provided technical and problem-solving support for field teams.
  • Traveled to breaking news stories and created mini bureaus for developing coverage and logistical plans.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Communications
2

Assignment Editor

Determines story coverage and coordinates assignment of photographers and news chopper.

  • Participates in news briefings and assists in research and development of stories.
  • Maintains contact with outside news agencies, including police and fire departments, to obtain information for potential news items.
  • Proofreads and edits news copy to ensure accuracy and adherence to ethical and legal standards.
  • Ensures that news staff remains abreast of all breaking news assignments and provides updates on previous assignments.
  • Coordinated the dissemination of information amongst three LNS (local news service) desks located in Philadelphia.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
BA
Media And Communication
3

Assignment Editor

  • Learned many marketing aspects and techniques from Beryl J. Wolk (marketed ESPN, QVC, and Comcast)
  • Composed emails and Internet marketing ideas for various businesses.
  • Performed various office duties including answering phones, data entry, conference calls, photocopying, etc.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Mass Communications
4

Assignment Editor

  • Set up stories for weekend news crews to cover by reaching out to potential story contacts during the week
  • Oversaw news coverage during major sporting events and maintained contact with team members and media representatives
  • Wrote stories for station website
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Electronic Media Journalism
5

Producer/writer/assignment Editor

  • Wrote Stories for all available morning and evening newscasts
  • Developed sources to obtain information about breaking news stories
  • Determined relevance of news stories to include in potential newscasts
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
HS
Television Production
BA
Communications
6

Assignment Editor

  • Researched and created news stories on a daily basis
  • Sought local perspectives on important national stories for newscasts
  • Wrote clear and concise daily web stories on local news
  • Effectively relayed information to newsroom producers and reporters
Candidate Info
5
months in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BA
Film
7

Assignment Editor/writer

  • Coordinated daily press conferences, events, and court schedules for daily broadcast.
  • Set up relevant interviews using source contacts.
  • Gathered content and provided story ideas relevant to NewsFix target audience.
  • Wrote content for NewsFix broadcast and Website.
  • Provided clips and graphics for written stories.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AA
Journalism / Mass Communications
BS
Professional Writing
8

Assignment Editor

  • Planned story coverage for each day
  • Responsible for breaking news decisions
  • Ensured unbiased coverage
  • Organized and planned all advanced stories
  • Prepared schedule for all newsroom staff
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
Electronic Media
9

Assignment Editor

  • Monitor stories from various sources including scanner traffic, all newspapers, wire services, and social media
  • Supervise the news desk and assign reporters and cameramen in three zones
  • Work and coordinate with producers to determine content needs
  • Contact news sources as needed and confirm information gathered
  • Lead daily story meetings to discuss all-possible news stories and video sources
  • Work with the News Director and Executive Producers to develop plans for the afternoon and evening broadcasts
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English Literature
Sigma Tau Delta English
10

Assignment Editor/web Editor

  • Plan, implement and help guide the news coverage for over 40 reporters & photographers in market 36 of 209.
  • Write web & social media content; Send breaking news alerts; Monitor scanners and multiple sources for news.
  • Fluent in ENPS, MediaOS, AppBoy, UpLynk, Oasis, FTP, TVU, MS Office, Apple OS, and social media platforms.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Major:public Relations Minor:english
MA
Business Administration

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