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Assignment Editor, WMAQ-TV – NBCUniversal – Chicago, IL

Company: NBCUniversal

Address: Chicago, IL

  • Full Time


WMAQ-TV, NBC 5 Chicago has an opportunity for a News Assignment Editor responsible for handling a variety of News assignment desk operations. WMAQ-TV is an owned and operated television station of NBCUniversal in Chicago.


  • Coordinate reporters, field photographers and other personnel covering assigned News stories.
  • Set up and coordinate live remotes, News stories and series planning working closely with Producers and other News team members and management.
  • Develop relationships and work with business partners from external News sources to gather reliable and factual information for News story content.
  • Work with reporters and producers to develop News stories and story sidebars, as well as coordinate with other departments to complete stories and projects.
  • Create and coordinate short-range planning to meet News department editorial goals.
  • Monitor police and emergency scanners as well as electronic and printed sources for News.
  • Position currently covers overnight shifts and service the early morning newscasts.


Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting, Journalism or related field

Minimum 3 years of experience working on a television News Assignment Desk

Previous work experience requiring organization and research skills.

Must be able to work weekends and evenings


Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL

Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered for this position

Desired Characteristics

Excellent knowledge of Chicago and suburban areas

Ability to work contacts and sources to break stories

Outstanding oral and written communication skills

Excellent organizational and telephone skills

Strong computer skills

Strong News judgment and excellent instincts regarding News content

Ability to react quickly and aggressively in breaking News situations

Multi-task efficiently; a quick thinker who can handle high-pressure situations on a consistent basis

Able to work well and contribute within a strong team environment

Able to work efficiently and productively with initiative and little supervision

Able to contribute within a strong team environment



Career Level







United States

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