Assignment Desk (R014978)

July 6, 2023 by Comments Off on Assignment Desk (R014978)

  • Full Time
  • Phoenix

Website TelevisaUnivision


TelevisaUnivision Local Media is currently accepting resumes for an Assignment Desk Editor within Univision Arizona division based in Phoenix.


The Assignment Desk Editor position is responsible for managing story assignments, coordinating coverage and logistics, responding to breaking news. Candidates should be creative thinkers able to conceptualize interactive projects for broadcast and online components for our news digital platforms.



You possess the ability to problem solve, trouble shoot, and adapt during breaking news. You are well versed in editorial judgement and time management. You are an effective communicator and have knowledge of currents events in your community. Proficient in I-News, Microsoft Office, and other news gathering tools. You are able to work under pressure and manage breaking news. You are flexible in working weekends, holidays and overnights if needed.



Responsible for the assignments for the Morning Show.
Works alongside the producer to generate research, verify, plan, and develop story ideas and drive breaking news.
Route information to the entire news team to ensure accurate reporting.
Assign reporters and photographers to news stories and special projects.
Manages editorial meetings to ensure daily, weekly, and future story coverage.
Acts as a liaison with other news organizations, community contacts, and UTG assignment desks.
Monitor news wires, social media, and scanners to mobilize breaking news.

Minimum of 2-year experience as an Assignment Desk Editor.
Bachelor’s Degree, in Journalism, Communications/New Media, Film, Radio and Television.
Ability to manage teams.
Detail oriented, organized, disciplined, can manage multiple tasks/responsibilities in working with tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
Creative, engaged, and assertive
Understand trends, and metrics across all platforms.

TelevisaUnivision believes that a happy, well-balanced employee is what makes our culture thrive. We offer a wide selection of perks and benefits including PTO; tuition reimbursement; wellness and employee support programs; 401K; and life and other insurance plans. This is all in addition to our comprehensive and competitive health benefits package featuring medical, dental and vision coverage options.



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