Lyon, France: Assignment Editor - euronews

Job Vacancy: 
Assignment Editor - euronews 

Lyon, France

Job Purpose: This Assignment editor position is part of the Euronews news gathering team.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Confirm facts and follow up on leads for news stories throughout the day on both TV and digital
  • Utilize all news gathering resources including social media to find elements and develop stories
  • Verify stories found in newspapers, on social media, on-line and other sources by contacting local sources, government officials, companies or related individuals
  • Coordinate with news partners, including but not limited to NBC News, AP and Reuters to gather latest elements and information on stories
  • Work with managers of all languages to determine best use of resources throughout the day
  • Book wide variety of national and international newsmakers, experts, and guests from various fields
  • Conduct pre-interviews, secure facilities for remote interviews and arrange transportation for guests
  • Arrange phone interviews for broadcasts during live, breaking news coverage
  • Enterprise, conceptualize and pitch story ideas
  • Help coordinate resources with senior desk editor, field teams, show producers & editing producers of all languages
  • Assign and managing live requests
  • Coordinate with control room and field teams on live shots
  • Update producers, field teams and managers with breaking news updates & compelling video
  • Handle and book live transmissions or tape windows with third party vendors
  • Help to establish and to maintain working story & contact files

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