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Assignment Desk Editor - Freelance


Bethpage, NY, US, 11714

Brand:  News12
Requisition #:  4437

Altice USA is a cutting-edge communications, media, and tech company. We connect people to what matters most to them; texting with friends, advertising that resonates, or binge watching their favorite show. Our differentiated approach centers around technologies that push the envelope and deliver the ultimate customer experience. We’re building a workforce that attracts and retains the best talent, not only to meet the needs of our customers, but that also reflects the diverse communities we serve.

Job Summary

AUSA News is looking for the right individual to coordinate the gathering of news, the generation of story ideas, the scheduling and assignment of coverage, and the delivery of news material to the production team for all AUSA News services. The ideal candidate will work with news management, producers, and reporters to plan well-rounded news coverage.


  • Maintain extensive working files of possible stories, background information and news sources.
  • Gather information about news as it develops and communicate it effectively and accurately to the production team.
  • Collaborate with managers and producers to select stories for coverage and to keep them up to date.
  • Schedule and order facilities including satellite time.
  • Assign and coordinate the distribution of newsgathering equipment.
  • Assist with the scheduling of reporters, truck op/editors/photographers and assignment editors.
  • Take an active role in planning in-depth series and special coverage, acting as a producer or reporter as called for.
  • Work accurately under pressure.
  • Dispatch news crews, maintain schedule logs, deal with telephone story tips, listen to police radios, read newswires, and e-mail, and stay in contact with sources in order to stay up to date with breaking news.
  • Write stories when assigned, train less experienced personnel and represent AUSA News services in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in Journalism preferred
  • One year of journalism experience in a local newsroom a plus
  • Must have a commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy with an enthusiasm for local news
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to identify hyper local story ideas from social media sites i.e. Facebook, Twitter
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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This position is identified as being performed in/or reporting to company operations in New York State. Salary ranges are supplied in compliance with New York State law.  Pay is competitive and based on a number of job-related factors, including skills and experience. The starting pay rate/range at time of hire for this position in the posted location is $37,500.00  - $61,607.00 / year. The rate/Range provided herein is the anticipated pay at the time of hire, and does not reflect future job opportunity.  


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Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty

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