Nexstar Media Group

  • Editor, Assignments

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    Job Locations
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at

    Position Summary

    CBS 17 in Raleigh is looking for an energetic, detail oriented, assignment desk editor who is ready to win Breaking News and Weather.  Must have a proven ability to gather and coordinate news content for a multi-platform operation.  Requires strong multi-tasking, enterprise reporting and breaking news skills.   Must work with reporters, producers, and photojournalists to deliver on the station’s commitment to local news. Daily meetings with news managers, web and broadcast producers to determine news, and adjust coverage plans appropriately. Assist in short term and long term story planning. Coordinate video feeds from the field.  Post text and video to our websites and social media platforms.  Candidates must have two years’ experience working the Assignment Desk and a college degree.   If you’re ready to join our team, please apply online at the Nexstar Career site at   

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:    

    • Tracks stories from all sources including government agencies, wire services and community groups.
    • Dispatches photographers, reporters and other personnel to cover stories.
    • Coordinates logistics for news personnel.
    • Participates in daily story meetings and supplies a comprehensive list of all possible news stories and works with the News Director to develop plans for all broadcasts.
    • Assists in development, planning and follow-up of all news stories.
    • Edits video clips as assigned.
    • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms.
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations.
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Flexibility to work any shift.


    Physical Demands & Work Environment:
    The Assignments Editor or Manager must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  Must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.


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