News Assignment Manager

Job Locations US-OR-Bend
TDS Broadcasting


As a News Assignment Manager with Central Oregon Daily News, you will be responsible for planning, preparing and executing the station’s newsgathering functions. This includes, but it not limited to, managing assignments, coordinating vehicle logistics, monitoring phones, scanners, wires, digital platforms and keeping up with local contacts to ensure newsroom is aware of all potential stories and breaking news.


TDS Broadcasting LLC, a TDS company, operates KOHD-TV the ABC affiliate, KBNZ-LP the CBS affiliate, COTV11 and CO4 Visitors Network as Zolo Media, offering a wide range of viewing options for Central Oregonians.


Zolo Media provides targeted advertising solutions through a combination of local originated content, local broadcast television stations, and on BendBroadband and Crestview cable television networks. Zolo Creative Services offers award-winning video production for television spot production. Visit or


  • Plans and assigns the news stories of the day.
  • Reviews all news releases and news wires.
  • Coordinates crews and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff.
  • Monitors police and fire scanners.
  • Attend planning meetings with News Director, Anchors and Reporters.
  • Write and edit stories as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) -OR- 4+ years professional work experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience as assignment editor in a newsroom.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, insurance and have access to reliable transportation.

Other Qualifications

  • Journalism degree preferred.
  • Ability to professionally interact with customer and co-workers via strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze situations, use logic to address issues and pay careful attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated writing and editorial judgement experience.
  • Strong work ethic with an emphasis on team commitment.
  • Familiar with newsroom producing software.


As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.


At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!


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