Assignment Editor

  • Vice
  • HQ, Brooklyn, NY
  • Nov 15, 2019

Job Description

Assignment Editor 


An international media company that captures people at the heart of stories, and focuses on the ideas, issues, and context that other outlets miss. Launched in 1994, VICE operates in 35 cities across the globe, making 1500 pieces of content every day with a focus on five lines of business: VICE Digital, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICELAND, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 26 offices around the world.


VICE x Team

VICE News Tonight assignment editors have a clear understanding of VICE's story focus and our style of storytelling.  You successfully demonstrate expertise in the news and documentary field, and an ability to flourish in a team environment at our head quarters in Brooklyn, NY.

The Role x You

This is not a field position -- the assignment editor's primary job is to coordinate daily news coverage both editorially and logistically. The editor will also make calls to confirm breaking news stories.  You will also assign and coordinate daily assignments at the direction of senior management. 

You should understand the fundamentals of news gathering and must be a clear writer comfortable managing information and dispersing it to the broader news organization. The assignment editors will be called on to generate stories ideas that can be acted on immediately as well as in the future.  The assignment editor can expect to work longer days and weekends. 


You have these:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in news or related fields
  • Proactively conceptualize, develop and commission coverage plans for daily news stories, segments
  • Participate in daily editorial/planning meetings; propose ideas for story coverage
  • Work in tandem with the different news programs to develop and define coverage plans and treatments
  • Coordinate with senior staff to commission material from the field, and help maintain news & planning logs
  • Monitor news wires, news agencies, and other news sources
  • Coordinate with the graphics team on treatments for packages
  • Perform other duties relevant to the job as requested
  • Bachelor degree in Journalism or related fields

We’d love if you also had these:

  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to pitch, develop, plan and create stories within strict time parameters
  • Capable of working under pressure, multitasking and coordinating with multiple teams  
  • Strong writing, researching, communication, interpersonal skills
  • Exercises good news judgment with strong knowledge of international news  
  • Organized, adaptable and detail-oriented


We want to find people who believe in our goals and feel inspired enough to grow while they’re here to fill the role, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got. To learn more read the VICE Guide to VICE

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation.   The requirements and essential functions described above are not an exhaustive list and instead are meant to describe the general nature and level of work required of the job.  VICE reserves the right to modify the essential functions of this position where a legitimate business exists.

If you require reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know.  We will work together to best meet your needs.

Working at VICE

VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business.

VICE offers comprehensive benefits including but not limited to trans-inclusive benefits, fertility benefits, and tuition reimbursement. We also have dog-friendly days, bagel Fridays, and the occasional drag show in our conveniently located Williamsburg office. Day-to-day you can enjoy a rooftop garden full of edible produce (in the summer), beverages, healthy snacks and the opportunity to make the work of a lifetime if you’re into that sort of thing, which we hope you are.

Equal Employment Opportunities: VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity.  At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity are major benefits to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture. We treat all applicants and employees fairly without regard to age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status and partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, status as a veteran or active military service member, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

VICE requires that all employees have proper authorization to work in the U.S.  Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the New York City Fair Chance Act or other applicable laws.

VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.