News Assignment Editor, Telemundo Chicago

  • NBCUniversal
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Dec 24, 2020
Full time Media-Journalism Media Television Spanish

Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Monitor news sources, scanners, digital media to stay informed and develop news stories and ideas
  • Make calls to gather information and book some interviews
  • Develop and maintain plan for news stories and future planning   
  • Provide assistance to reporters and producers in gathering story elements and contacts
  • Dispatch field crews and assist them with needed elements throughout the day
  • Gather information from various sources to provide to producers and reporters
  • Contribute content to digital platforms
     

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working on a television News Assignment Desk
  • Previous work experience requiring excellent organizational and research skills.
  • Experience providing content contributions for digital platforms
  • BS/BA degree in Broadcasting, Journalism or related field
  • Able to read, write and speak fluently in Spanish and English
  • This position is a NABET union-represented job. Hired candidate will be required to join the NABET union upon employment if not already a member

Desired Characteristics

  • Excellent knowledge of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic communities in Chicago and suburban areas
  • Strong News judgment and excellent instincts regarding News content
  • Ability to work contacts and sources to break stories
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge generating content for Digital Platforms
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to react quickly and aggressively in breaking News situations
  • Multi-task efficiently; a quick thinker who can handle high-pressure situations on a consistent basis
  • Able to work well and contribute within a strong team environment
  • Able to work efficiently and productively with initiative
  • Must be a self-starter and be a dependable employee
  • Willing to work weekends and nights