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Assignment Manager


West Sacramento, CA, US, 95605

West Sacramento

KOVR-TV news has an immediate opening for a hardworking dynamic Assignment Editor. The individual is a highly competitive news professional with a passion for breaking news that flourishes with beating the competition and getting the story. Your demeanor is naturally geared towards a “get it done attitude” while maintaining the utmost integrity. Come bring your talents and join our team!



  • Manage newsroom assignments, monitor phones, coordinate logistics, monitoring scanners, and social media
  • Monitor police/fire scanners for breaking news, work with the Assignment Manager, Managing Editor on story ideas, and expanded coverage plans
  • Meet deadlines in high stress breaking news situations while logistically dispatching crews efficiently
  • Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgment
  • Assist in finding stories with emphasis on our key brand points and tracking stories as they develop
  • Handle time and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff
  • Generate original stories and develop follow-ups, track social media for news gathering, update information in assignment desk I-news daybook, maintain contact lists, and story files
  • Develop new contacts with government agencies (city, state, federal), and public relations representatives


Preferred Education, Experience, and Certification Requirements:

  • Minimum two years prior television news assignment editor experience is strongly preferred, however, a significant background in print reporting or radio news will be considered
  • Must have newsroom experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Work effectively and Professionally with newsroom personnel and the public
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task a must
  • Able to multi-task and make fast decisions

ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento