Assignment duties

Assignment includes a range of duties designed to manage our story generation. We need to know when news conferences, public meetings and breaking events are happening so we can assign a reporter. We also need to keep track of enterprise pitches and the stories we are already working on.



You will need to be in the newsroom to do this work. There are two shifts a day: morning (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and afternoon (1-6 p.m.). If you’re on the morning shift, monitor the news and keep track of anything we need to match, advance or localize. You can do this from home, but you need to be on time for the story meeting and prepared to discuss your ideas.

Review the list below. You aren’t expected to do everything on this list during your shift. After all, you have other desk duties. But do what you can and communicate clearly with the instructor and the next person on desk duty.

Last Updated: January 2, 2020, 3:52 pm AST