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Assignment Manager, NFL Media Group

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ncorthell, May 1, 2012.

  1. ncorthell

    ncorthell New Member

    The NFL Media Group is seeking an experienced newsroom manager to join its expanding multi-platform news operation in Culver City, CA. Reporting to the Coordinating Producer, Newsroom, NFL Network, the Assignment Manager is a key member of team responsible for managing a high-tempo 24/7 multi-platform newsgathering operation covering football and the National Football League.

    - Efficiently manage the day to day operation of the NFL Media Group assignment desk and its staff of assignment editors and news assistants.
    - Work across all Media Group platforms to ensure coordinated and consistent news coverage on all platforms, with a particular emphasis on timely and accurate reporting of “breaking news.”
    - Daily management of field reporters, producers, crews and communication with the teams being covered.
    - Coordination of editorial workflow between field personnel, program producers and digital media editors to ensure accurate and timely communication of editorial information across all platforms.
    - Make sound editorial and logistical decisions in a fast-paced 24-hour multi-platform news gathering environment, and oversee their execution.
    - Work with the News Editor, newsroom Coordinating Producer and Digital Managing Editor on long- and short-term planning to maximize cross-platform collaboration and resource utilization.
    - Scheduling assignment desk and news room staff as required.


    - At least five years of experience managing a 24/7 assignment desk in a multi-platform news gathering operation focused on sports, preferably football.
    - A strategic thinker who can effectively make the case for taking calculated risks.
    - Strong leadership and communication skills with a proven track record mentoring and developing more junior colleagues.
    - Strong written and verbal communication skills
    - Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
    - Strong computer skills required. Familiarity with ENPS and digital content management systems is a plus.
    - Strong football knowledge desired.
    - Willingness to work nights, weekends, and holidays
    - B.A. in journalism or a similar field

    Apply at www.nfl.apply2jobs.com
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