• Full Time
  • Anywhere




FOX61 is searching for an Assignment Desk Manager to help lead our station in content gathering. The right person for this role is a strong journalist and master at communication and organization. They maintain composure during breaking news and know what steps to take as news is developing. They’re also a people leader with a track record of building and maintaining a high-performing team.


• Prepare for daily editorial meetings and act as coordinator for handoff between morning, dayside and nightside crews

• Manage team of assignment editors and participate in scheduling meetings to ensure full coverage of shifts

• Drive breaking news coverage through gathering information and handling crew logistics

• Collaborates with editorial managers on assigning daily news stories and planning large news event coverage

• Reviews news releases, monitors police and fire scanners, and checks social media and other local news sources for story ideas

• Represent FOX61 in conversations with other media organizations and officials about pool coverage and access issues


3-5 years



• College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience

• Minimum 3-5 years in a local newsroom preferred

• Strong communication, conflict management, and customer service skills

• Efficient organizational skills in a fast paced and deadline driven environment

• Sound news judgment with the ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations

• Extensive knowledge of social media, content gathering tools and technologies

• Ability to perform basic digital producing tasks like writing and copyediting

• Experience cultivating and develop working relationships with local newsmakers and their staff

Pay Range
$55,000$65,000 USD


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. 


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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