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Assignment Editor Freelance

Date: Feb 14, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

As The Weather Channel television network, we have heightened focus on innovation, first-class storm coverage and hyper-localized weather information available through our various TV platforms including: The Weather Channel, WeatherScan and Local Now. For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms.

We are one of the most widely distributed television networks and the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive real-time programming of any media outlet, with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather.


Weather is inherently fascinating, and we share our passion through the stories we tell to our audiences through our programming. The more our viewers engage with us, the more our stories illuminate how weather impacts almost everything.


We’re always looking for new talent to keep us on top—like someone incredible to fill the job listed here.

Position Summary

The Assignment Editor is responsible for planning, preparing, setting-up and executing The Weather Channel’s content and coverage across all platforms including network, the website and mobile. This includes coverage of scheduled newsworthy weather-related events as well as spot weather news and breaking stories. This role will act as a liaison between The Weather Channel and all NBC News divisions.  This is a freelance opportunity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Generate great weather-related story ideas, to include gathering and researching story ideas.
• Collaborate with producers and meteorologists to create interesting and compelling stories 
• Assign and manage logistics of field crews and talent-post content to our website
• Generate and develop news sources for the various news platforms
• Monitor live news feeds and wires
• Manage user-generated content
• Gather accurate information from multiple agencies and communicate available material to editorial staff

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.
  • Five years experience (with a minimum of 2 years as an Assignment Editor) at a medium/large market television station, or network.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent story development, logistics and follow-up skills.
  • Adept at gathering and researching story ideas, developing sources, gathering accurate information from multiple agencies, generating great weather-related story ideas, and assigning field crews and talent.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to process and analyze a large volume of information, determine what is most important and newsworthy and then communicate the essential details.
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure, meet deadlines, process information, and make decisions quickly.
  • Proficiency utilizing Avid INews computer system.
  • Knowledge related to posting copy and video to the internet.


Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to, which is a confidential e-mail in box. You may also fax the completed form to 770-744-2021, which is a confidential fax number.
Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.


PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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