Assignment Editor - WFTV


Orlando, FL, US, 32801

Location: FL-Orlando-South

Job Title:  Assignment Editor - WFTV

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Position Overview

WFTV Orlando is looking for an Assignment Editor to join our team!  

The ideal candidate is someone who can work well with newsroom staff and has technical knowledge of newsgathering resources. This person must have strong editorial judgment, strong organizational skills, and be digitally savvy. You must be able to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines and be aggressive about breaking news.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • See the big picture and understand the significance of editorial content
  • Responsible for logistics and content creation, working directly with reporters, photographers, producers, managers, and the Content Center to cover the news of the day  
  • Work with station affiliates, CMG stations, and other media organizations across the country, including Cox Radio  
  • Planning and executing weekday and weekend news coverage on all platforms  
  • Managing logistics and resources  
  • Newsgathering (including developing story ideas, confirming information, and breaking news coverage)  
  • Creating and publishing content to digital and social media platforms  
  • Monitoring scanners and social media  
  • Communicating with broadcast and digital producers, field crews  
  • The schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays, and overnights  
  • Routine interruptions and unforeseen assignments are to be expected  
  • Expected to work under deadline constraints and meet precise deadlines (including self-imposed deadlines) 

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 2-year of full-time newsroom experience 
  • BA or equivalent professional experience  
  • Ability work well with newsroom staff and have technical knowledge of newsgathering resources  
  • Strong understanding of AP-style writing  
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms  
  • Ability to multi-task, strong organizational and communication skills  
  • A combination of physical work (standing, walking, lifting and carrying items such as laptop computers, pulling file drawers)  
  • Knowledge of the local market is a plus 

About Cox Media Group
CMG Media Corporation (d/b/a Cox Media Group) is an industry-leading media company with unparalleled brands, award-winning content, and exceptional team members. CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses encompass 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 54 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. For more information about CMG, visit

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