Assignment Editor, Part-Time

Employer WGN-TV
Location Chicago, IL
Type Part time
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Posted on September 23, 2022


WGN-TV is searching for an Assignment Editor for a part time position covering all shifts, including weekends.


  • Plans, prepares, and executes the station’s newsgathering functions, including both scheduled newsworthy events as well as ‘spot’ news and breaking stories
  • Helps decide and determine daily story assignments
  • Dispatches reporters and photographers in the field
  • Assists reporters with researching, developing and setting up their stories
  • Monitors social media for stories and tips
  • Assists writers, producers and web staff with gathering information and updating stories
  • Responsible for arranging and supervising video feeds, including Zoom conference calls
  • Scrutinizes a multitude of local resources, media and contacts for potential stories
  • Effectively monitors local law enforcement and public safety agencies for breaking stories


  • Assignment Editor experience preferred
  • Should have a working knowledge of the issues, lifestyles and culture that are unique to the Chicago news market
  • Must be decisive, forward thinking and possess excellent news judgment
  • Strong organizational and logistical skills
  • Must be able to work under deadline pressure
  • College degree