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Editor Assignment

Cox Media Group

Dedham, MA
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Company Cox Media Group
Title: Editor Assignment
JobID: 178671
Category: Editorial and Newsroom
Industry: Cox Media Group
Job Type: Full-time


Reporting to the Assignment Manager, the Assignment Editor will track, organize and communicate information relevant to all platforms while keeping a “digital first” mentality. Assignment Editors are the “go-to” people for learning and owning breaking news. Assignment Editors also dispatch and track crews. This is an overnight position that includes working weekends.

• Dispatch and track crews, including the chopper.
• Find, gather, get and/or confirm information, then disseminate that information for use on our website, mobile products, social media and on-air.
• Be a go-to person for station to win “Breaking News” – as soon as hearing or becoming aware of something, begin working it while communicating to the newsroom what is being looked into and what is confirmed.
• In extended breaking news coverage, help sustain our coverage by lining up interviews and any other elements possible.
• Constantly monitor scanner traffic and scour the web as well as social media for breaking news and/or other possible news stories. Help hunt and find more local content for our air and digital products.
- Tweet/Facebook breaking news and other content from the WFXT accounts when there is no one around from our digital team.
• Communicate with the digital team, so they can send out any worthy breaking news via push alerts, email alerts, twitter and Facebook.
• Look for livestream opportunities and communicate them to news managers and the digital team.
• Maintain an organized system that tracks each story’s developments.
• Write and email a summary note of what to watch out for on the next shift.
• Work overnight shift including weekends


• A minimum of 1 year professional experience in local TV news is required
• Prior experience as Assignment Editor is a plus
• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred
• Ability to multi task and work under pressure
• Able to handle breaking news with ease
• Ability to meet assigned deadlines
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of production
• Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects

WFXT/Fox 25 is an equal opportunity employer.

About Cox Media Group


Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like,, Dawg Nation, SEC Country,, and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-MA-Dedham-25 Fox Dr

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Evening Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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