Assignment Editor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


Nexstar Media Group,Inc.


Everything in life is about relationships.  We’re looking for someone who values connections with the communities we serve to join our team as Assignment Editor in Lexington, KY.  We’re a new newsroom, and our new Assignment Editor will help establish systems and relationships to connect us to the Bluegrass area.  We value good people, who appreciate and lift up their teammates as a servant leader.


  • Manages assignment desk staff to find relevant, compelling news content for digital and linear platforms
  • Decides daily broadcast and digital content, assign crews & manages field crews’ workflow and live logistics throughout day
  • Works with reporters, photographers, producers to determine story selection, elements and backup ideas
  • Keeps team informed of developments throughout day
  • Listens to scanners, answers phones and emails, researches and vets out pitches to determine what makes a great story
  • Coordinates live shots and content sharing with affiliates
  • Represents and enforces station policy in resolution of situations that may arise
  • Maintains various station accounts used by the desk for gathering and confirmation information
  • Be involved in long term planning of stories and news events
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism is preferred; market knowledge is preferred
  • Fluency in English
  • Extensive knowledge of editorial standards, ethics and media law
  • Have superior organizational skills; be an effective communicator, both oral and written
  • Be nimble with technology, have thorough knowledge of newsroom & field workflow
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership and motivational skills
  • Must be able to manage under extreme pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Be able to operate as a team member as well as a team leader
  • Able to take suggestions, participate in decision-making, and be flexible in recognizing various points of view
  • Interact productively with other employees of the station



The Assignment Editor must be able to stand, sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  The Assignment Editor must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment or items weighing up to 25 pounds.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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