Assignment Editor - Digital Content Producer, Content Center - WPXI TV


Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15214

Location: PA-Pittsburgh

Job Title:  Assignment Editor - Digital Content Producer, Content Center - WPXI TV

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Position Overview

Do you have keen news judgment? Have you demonstrated excellence in a fast-paced, high-performing environment? Are you looking to be a part of a newsroom that will challenge you and reward you? Do you work effectively across multiple mediums? Do you have a firm grasp on what moves the needle across digital and social networks? Can you combine journalistic know-how with versatile media skills? 

Cox Media Group – WPXI in Pittsburgh is looking to hire a full-time Assignment Editor (Content Center Producer) to join the Content Center team. The ideal candidate is someone who loves to gather content and see it through from online and on-air, to social distribution. The applicant needs to have good communication skills, work well with newsroom staff and have technical knowledge of news gathering. The ideal candidate must have strong editorial judgement, possess strong organizational skills and be digitally savvy. You must be able to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines, be aggressive on breaking news and be self-motivated.

An assignment editor/content center producer is responsible for logistics working directly with reporters, photographers, producers, managers and the fellow content center producers to cover the news of the day, as well as generate enterprise stories. Planning and the ability to look ahead and anticipate coverage is a must.  

The ideal candidate MUST possess a sense of urgency, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and news judgment. This person will monitor police/fire scanners for multiple counties; field phone calls, monitor emails and scan multiple branded social media accounts for news tips from the public. You will dispatch crews to cover content for our digital, radio and television platforms. 

An assignment editor/content center producer is a skilled writer and an expert in the field of social media. They operate as an integral member of the content center team, and one of their primary responsibilities is to drive results to help us meet analytics-based goals and convert digital users into television viewers.


  • You will be responsible gathering stories and working with your manager to determine the best platform to share those stories
  • You will write web content, handle crew logistics, working directly with reporters, photographers, producers and other newsroom managers to stay on top of the news of the day
  • Because Pittsburgh is a hub for major news events, you will work with NBC affiliates, CNN, CMG stations, local partners and other media organizations across the country
  • You must have working knowledge of live trucks, LiveU, and other broadcast feed paths
  • You are responsible for monitoring content resources like station email, phones, scanners, social media and handling logistics for field crews
  • You will need to see the big picture and understand the significance of editorial content


  • At least 2-years of Assignment Editor/Assignment Desk experience
  • BA or equivalent professional experience
  • Strong understanding of AP-style writing
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms
  • Ability to multi-task, strong organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Pittsburgh market/tri-state region is a plus
  • The ability to sit for extended periods of time, standing, bending, moderate lifting of 25 lbs. may be required

Schedule may include nights, weekends and holidays, and overnights.

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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