Assignment Desk Editor

San Diego, CA
Posted: 2017-02-08


KFMB Stations (the CBS and CW affiliates in San Diego) has an opening for an overnight assignment desk editor to research, coordinate & implement coverage of breaking news and/or on-going stories and generate ideas for news stories. Position will be required to monitor breaking news as well as law enforcement and fire frequencies, process incoming story tips; dispatch news crews and assist with the scheduling of reporters, truck op/editors/photographers and assignment editors; record, log and edit content; read newswires and e-mail; and schedule remote trucks (ENG/SNG) for live news stories or interviews and maintain extensive working files of possible stories, background information and news sources. Position requires solid verbal and written communication skills; strong news judgment & communication skills; the ability to work under tight deadlines, manage multiple projects; and work in a fast-paced environment and act decisively to breaking news. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree. 2-4 years’ assignment desk experience preferred. Working knowledge of TV production and satellite operations is preferred.


Interested candidates should submit resume via email to

OR via mail to: KFMB Stations, Attn: Human Resources 7677 Engineer Road San Diego, CA, 92111