NBC Universal Assignment Desk Editor - KVEA in Universal City, California

Job Number 34812BR

Job Title Assignment Desk Editor - KVEA

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - TLM KVEA

Posting Category TV Content & Production

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province California

City Universal City

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate interviews and logistics for - KVEA field crews

  • Facilitate the news gathering process and ensure comprehensive coverage of all news stories across all of – KVEA 52 platforms, including but not limited to broadcast, digital and web

  • Participate in editorial meetings, develop interesting story ideas using strong editorial judgment

  • Develop enterprise story ideas consistent with the – KVEA 52 news brand

  • Cultivate contacts important to news coverage in the Los Angeles area, including law enforcement

  • Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic/printed sources for news and disseminate the information to appropriate newsroom personnel

  • Cooperate with and support - KVEA News,

  • Coordinate and dispatch reporters, photographers, and newsgathering personnel to execute news coverage

  • Facilitate communication with production staff to ensure proper execution of daily newsgathering plans

  • Answer heavy phone call volume and research stories while successfully multitasking in a high pressure, tight deadline newsroom environment

  • Make sound editorial decisions and react aggressively to breaking news with or without management present

  • Contribute to online platforms as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Experience in Los Angeles market and familiarity with Southern California audience and communities

  • Solid news judgment, strong writing and research skills

  • Experience using online and social media resources as news researching tools (Accurint, LexisNexis, Facebook, etc.)

  • Experience with newsroom computer applications

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, act decisively and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news, environment

  • Basic understanding and demonstration of solid editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations

  • Thorough understanding satellite operations and microwave newsgathering technologies

  • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels

  • Understanding of emerging news production techniques and technology

  • Works well in a team environmentEligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CAMust have a flexible schedule with ability to work any of a 24x7 shift and willingness to work long hours and on weekends with short notice

  • Must be able to work weekends, longer hours or varying shifts when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in Los Angeles market and familiarity with Southern California audience and communities

  • Solid news judgment, strong writing and research skills

  • Experience using online and social media resources as news researching tools (Accurint, LexisNexis, Facebook, etc.)

  • Experience with newsroom computer applications

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, act decisively and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news, environment

  • Basic understanding and demonstration of solid editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations

  • Thorough understanding satellite operations and microwave newsgathering technologies

  • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels

  • Understanding of emerging news production techniques and technology

  • Works well in a team environment

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