Assignment Editor-12566

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




KTVB is looking for an Assignment Editor to join our award-winning team in beautiful Boise, Idaho.

The Assignment Editor is the heart of the newsroom and will collaborate with the leadership team on daily news-gathering efforts. The ideal candidate is an experienced journalist with solid news judgment and effective communication skills.

This role is responsible for curating the best local stories and coordinating our newsroom staff. They will have a pulse on what newsroom crews need to know – including what breaking news just hit Twitter, what’s trending on our website, and the topics locals can’t stop talking about on social media.

You will be thinking equally about our content on TV and our digital platforms while ensuring no valuable reader tip (or point of view) falls through the cracks.

This is a role for someone who thrives in high-energy positions and has a keen ability to balance multiple tasks under pressure. This position also assists with publishing digital content.

The payoff? You will be part of the news team at Idaho’s longtime #1 news station and have a significant role in creating valuable journalism and innovative storytelling in one of the nation’s fastest growing communities.

This is a full-time, hourly position that reports to the Director of Digital Content.



  • Organizes and runs morning and afternoon news content meetings
  • Maintains daily assignment list and planning calendar
  • Monitors newsroom email, answers newsroom phone, and manages the voicemail inbox
  • Reviews and organizes news releases
  • Identifies newsworthy events/items ahead of time and collaborates with newsroom leadership to plan and assign stories
  • Alerts station personnel to breaking news
  • Adjusts crews as necessary to cover developing/breaking news
  • Continually keeps crews informed of story developments, relaying vital information to newsroom personnel
  • Maintains and develops content team’s contact list ensuring diversity in sources
  • Files court access requests
  • Monitors regional and national digital TEGNA content, curating select content for our audiences
  • Social listening and moderation
  • Scours various digital sources for story ideas?
  • Vets story ideas for coverage possibilities, sets them up as requested
  • Routes and records video feeds
  • Responds to video requests and sends approved videos to requesting sources
  • Maintains newsroom displays, keeping information visible and relevant for crews
  • Posts breaking digital news, sends push alerts and assigns story follow-ups as needed
  • Represents KTVB and TEGNA professionally in all interactions




  • BA/BS in journalism, communication, or related field preferred
  • At least 2 years of professional experience preferred
  • Understanding the tenants of ethical journalism
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experienced in making strong journalistic and ethical decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Punctual, consistent, efficient, curious, fair
  • Considerate of all story topics and angles
  • Works well with a broad range of personalities and opinions
  • Excels at multitasking under pressure
  • The ability to be a technical troubleshooting MacGyver is a plus
  • Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
  • Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment
  • Physical Demands Set: Sedentary work: Involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit


TEGNA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus.


EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.


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