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Assignment Editor at KING 5

Assignment Editor

KING 5 Seattle, WA Full-Time
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We at KING 5 are looking for an Assignment Editor who can lead our team to create engaging content that lives up to our “Stand for Truth” brand. As the first television station in the Pacific Northwest with a storied legacy of serving our community, we believe in Fourth Estate accountability reporting. This position is responsible for selecting, developing and planning daily reporting assignments to be covered by our team of journalists with our “Stand for Truth” brand in mind. The job involves fielding calls from the public, staying connected with local news and press releases, and organizing breaking news events for our operation. This position is based in Seattle, WA. This role is a non-management, full-time, hourly, and non-union role that reports to the Assistant News Director.​


  • Discover and produce unique, local and engaging content daily and publish to multiple platforms in an organized manner 
  • React quickly to breaking news while maintaining calm and control on the desk
  • Monitor a wide variety of public safety radio systems and USG for breaking news. Must have knowledge of their operations, codes, and basic use
  • Lead long term story planning, including keeping track of big stories, potential follow ups, and organizing a newsroom calendar
  • Provide editorial guidance and manage logistics to execute daily newsroom content 
  • Use multiple social media platforms to identify stories that will trend well with audiences 
  • Search and locate criminal and civil document systems to be distributed to news and digital producers
  • Perform basic digital producing, including but not limited to, writing and publishing local content and breaking news to the station's website-drafting and publishing posts for the station's social media accounts
  • Maintain knowledge on specific political, business, and other high-profile people in our area
  • Understand audience insights and metrics, apply to content planning and execution 
  • Collaborate with other TEGNA stations, NBC, affiliates, and Foreign partners (Global TV) to search trending content and publish compelling stories, photos and video from our corporate network across web, mobile and social media platforms ​
  • 3-5 years industry experience preferred
  • College degree or related job experience in lieu of degree acceptable
  • Sound news judgment with the ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations in a 24/7 newsroom
  • Effective written and verbal communications, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills 
  • Must have knowledge of public safety radio systems specifically their operations, codes, and basic use​​​​


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 million social followers.

TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards.

TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns 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.

In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.

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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Seattle, WA

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