Assignment Editor: A description for the assignment editor job

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Assignment Editor: Managing editor Supervises and coordinates activities of radio or television news gathering staff: Maintains contact with outside news agencies, police and fire departments, and other news sources to obtain information regarding developing news items. Determines priority and assigns coverage to news units. Originates or approves ideas for news features. Confers with DIRECTOR, NEWS (broadcasting industry) 184.167-014 and department heads to coordinate production activities. Reads and edits news copy to ensure that slanderous, libelous, and profane statements are avoided or deleted. Prepares rundown of news stories and assignment sheets, using computer. Communicates with reporters on assignments, using two-way radio. May also direct or participate in writing and editing activities.

Job industry: broadcasting industry

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