Assignment Editor, NBC News Bureau – NBCUniversal Chicago

NBC News is looking for a highly motivated Assignment Editor to work in the Chicago Bureau. In this position you will coordinate with producers, senior producers, writers and reporters in the general production of news contact for broadcast and the web. The position is currently a full-time job under a third-party temporary staffing administrator for the duration of one-year. 

Essential Responsibilities:

–Coordinate the gathering and feeding of news materials 
–Effectively research, coordinate & implement coverage of breaking news & on-going stories 
–Ability to jump in & quickly access what is needed on coverage of a breaking story 
–Ability to find & book characters who help define a story 
–Closely work with producers in organizing, setting up & coordinating elements for all NBC News platforms 
–Initiate & maintain communication with affiliates & News Channel counterparts 
–Effective use & monitoring of social media sites & the web 
–Ability to multi-task 
–Considerable experience with research tools like Accurint 
–Participate in daily network-wide conferences 
–Pitch story ideas to all NBC News platforms 
–Organize & maintain crucial queues: desk log, story digest & who’s where to reflect change 
–Establish & maintain working story & contact files 
–Watch & interact with NBC broadcast, web & other platforms 
–Monitor competitive broadcasts, cable and web platforms 
–Ability to put together a story coverage plan & layout with oversight from management 

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