Assignment Editor (PT), KPTV

By Cory Bergman 

Position/Title: Assignment Editor, Part-time
Department: News
Reports To: News Director
Group/Location: KPTV FOX-12, PDX 49/Portland, OR

Position Summary:
This position assists the Assignment Manager and directs/coordinates the weekend news gathering efforts of News Reporters/Photographers. Responsibilities also include assisting with producing, writing, and assembling the 10 O’clock News.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
 Generate news story ideas by researching reporter leads, newspapers, monitoring emergency scanners, magazines, and other potential news sources.
 Maintain communications with in-house staff and field news crews for proper coordination of news gathering efforts. Schedule interviews for news crews.
 Respond to all incoming calls from the public, viewers, and from reporter/photographers in the field. Maintain daily contact with police and fire agencies.
 Coordinate reports from affiliate stations and local stringer reports. Review and file all newsroom incoming mail and faxes. Maintain news files. Order satellite feeds.
 Write a nightly story summary to include follow-up ideas and suggestions for the morning staff. Make night beat checks.
 Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications — All must be met to be considered.
Four-year college degree in broadcasting or related field preferred. Minimum three years experience in
radio or television news as an Assignment Editor, Producer, or Reporter. Knowledge of news gathering
equipment and sources.

Skills and Abilities
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups of individuals.
 Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure of tight deadlines and last minute changes.
 Be inquisitive and self-directed gathering news in a fast-paced and competitive environment.
 Knowledge of the Pacific Northwest.

Resumes can be emailed to or mailed to:

Human Resources
14975 NW Greenbrier Pkwy
Beaverton, OR 97006

Meredith Corporation, KPTV-FOX 12/PDX 49 is an Equal Opportunity Employer