Job Posting Title: Assignment Editor
Reports To: News Director
Location: Miami, FL
Exempt: Y/N Non-Exempt
Job # 19-28
Noticias 23/Univision Miami is seeking an Assignment Editor adept at news gathering, judging news stories, tips and leads, logistical planning, deploying and managing crews, executing coverage, setting a positive and cooperative working environment through sound leadership skills, working well with co-workers and managers, establishing and nurturing sources, and writing, posting content, pictures and video to the web and other platforms whenever needed.
The candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
In addition, the candidate should be enterprising, resourceful and creative, demonstrate good initiative, and be capable of monitoring news wires, checking video feeds, police, fire, governmental and community organizations social media sites, listening to police and fire scanners, answering viewer tips and emails, and determining and prioritizing editorial relevance.
Candidate must also be able to work flexible hours including weekends, early mornings and holidays as needed, as well as extended hours during hurricanes and continuous coverage.
News and information gathering
Keeping updated on current issues, events and news stories of importance in South Florida
Suggesting story ideas
Logistical planning, deployment and execution of news stories
Providing information and support for reporters, photographers, producers and managers
Coordinate logistics for reporters and photographers
Setting up interviews as needed
Working closely with producers and managers
Planning special coverage
Maintaining a follow up list on previously aired stories.
Required Skills & Experience
Good editorial skills
Good Communication and people skills
Good leadership skills
Enterprising, resourceful and creative
Fluent in Spanish (reading and writing)
Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum 3 years of assignment desk experience
Must be willing to work from office in Miami, Fl.
Employment/education will be verified
Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
Physical Requirements (optional)
Ability to stand, walk, bend, type, and sit for up to (8) hours