KGO Radio News in San Francisco is looking for an Assignment Editor, a key team player in the newsroom with solid editorial judgment who will plan and assign news stories that will engage our Bay Area listeners. Candidate must have the ability to organize, delegate and motivate other people in a fast paced environment.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Enterprise story ideas and work with reporters, writers and producers to develop and cover stories;
- Assign stories to reporters and writers;
- Dispatch reporters and information in a timely and organized manner;
- Coordinate coverage of multiple stories at once and monitor progress of reporters in field and in the newsroom;
- Assist reporters by setting up interviews and, when necessary, conducting taped phone interviews;
- Verify news stories by researching and calling sources, interviewing and confirming information;
- Find unique angles to trending stories;
- Ensure comprehensive coverage of breaking news stories, working closely with editors and producers to coordinate efforts of the newsroom;
- Work with Managing Editor on short and long range story planning;
The candidate must have more than five years experience in broadcast news working with reporters, writers, editors and other news staff.
Cumulus offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including:
- Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
- 401(k) retirement plan
- Supplement Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Commuter expense reimbursement program
To be considered for this position, please submit the following:
We are not able to consider any submissions which do not include all of the requested information.
- A cover letter stating your interest in the position;
- Your desired salary;
- A complete and current resume, with no unexplained time gaps.
Submissions can be sent:
No phone calls, please!
- by email to: SFRadio.Jobs@cumulus.com. Please put "Assignment Editor, KGO 810" in the subject line
- by fax to: 415-995-7029
- by mail to: Cumulus San Francisco, 55 Hawthorne Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94105
Cumulus San Francisco maintains a drug-free work environment and is an equal employment opportunity employer.