Assignment Editor

Tegna Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 7 months ago

Job Description:

At 12 News, we listen, we seek, we solve for all Arizonans. At 12 News, It's a Matter of Facts. Built on a legacy of a trust, 12 News serves more than 4.6 million people every month on air, on our 12 News app Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and

We are committed to hyper-locally serving all of our communities. We advocate for our neighbors, affect positive change, and connect our broader community to solutions.
12 News is the Official Home of the Arizona Cardinals and the proud recipient of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for Overall Excellence.
12 News Phoenix (KPNX) is home to employees who demonstrate an urgent, passionate and unmatched commitment to lead and revolutionize information delivery across all platforms. We are looking for an Assignment Editor to join our fast-paced and dynamic newsroom. This position is based in Phoenix, AZ and is responsible for content generation and management as well as social media content, breaking news, follow up stories and monitoring incoming newsroom phone calls. The ideal candidate will contribute to all platforms, maintaining a presence on social media, creating unique digital content, sending push alerts, and writing stories for all platforms.


  • Reviews all news releases, monitors police and fire scanners, and checks Twitter, Facebook and other local news sources for story ideas

  • Looks for new, enterprise and innovative ways to deliver information relevant to viewers

  • Develops and assigns news stories of the day and plans large news event coverage

  • Deals with time and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff

  • Contributes to multiple platforms on a daily basis including writing for the website, writing for newscasts, creating graphics, shooting and editing video

  • Makes calls to maintain relationships with local agencies like police departments, courts, etc

  • Contacts news management in the event of significant breaking news that requires additional resources or would require interrupting regular programming

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years major or medium market or network or cable newsroom experience; College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Excellent people management skills

  • Strong communication skills, conflict management, and customer service skills

  • Strong organizational skills in a fast-paced environment and deadline driven environment

  • Requires sound news judgment, the ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations

  • Must be able to multitask and comfortable with new technology

  • Must understand basic setup of Satellite and Microwave technology and be prepared to assist with tuning in live shots and feeds


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry's top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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