• Full Time
  • Anywhere




WTLV/WJXX First Coast News, On Your Side is recruiting an Assignment Desk Editor? who is passionate about local news, loves chasing and developing stories and has solid news judgement.

The ideal candidate?will?have experience newsgathering, deploying crews and strong copy-editing skills.

This person will join a combined assignment desk and digital team that manages newsroom assignments and oversees the quality of First Coast News content across all platforms.


  • Produce audience first, engaging content through digital articles, videos, photo galleries, social media, push alerts, live streams and interactive elements
  • Gather and share story updates, tips and information internally
  • Review and respond to news releases, news tips, emails, user-generated content and social media messages to identify unique, local and engaging content
  • Do all necessary reporting efforts to turn information into digital content, such as make calls, get pictures or video to support a story, research and confirm information, etc.?
  • Focus on accuracy and balance in stories through editing and working with reporters
  • Work with urgency to publish and broadcast breaking news and update as needed
  • Be a leader in editorial meetings and conversations, including pitching stories
  • Use digital and social analytics to inform editorial decisions
  • Monitor social media for breaking news, find interesting stories, track trends and report findings to newsroom
  • Work with digital managers, newsroom leaders and all producers to coordinate the development and distribution of content across all editorial platforms
  • Collaborate with other TEGNA stations, CBS affiliates and other partners to search trending content and publish compelling stories, photos and video from our corporate network across web, mobile and social media platforms


  • 1-3 years of experience on an assignment desk or digital team preferred
  • Understanding the tenants of professional journalism
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics, Sharablee, Edius or ENPS a plus
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Basic image and video editing skills preferred
  • Knowledge of the AP Stylebook preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekend, night and holiday shifts
  • Familiarity with Tampa/St. Pete and/or a reason to relocate here will make your application stand out. Please mention in your cover letter.


TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% – 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays. 

*Union employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreement for details specific to their benefits.


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 64 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 http://www.TEGNA.com.

EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email [email protected] 







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