The Assignment Editor 2.0: More Collaboration, Newer Tools

Assignment editors, stalwarts of the TV newsroom, are evolving into a more digitally centric, collaborative and decentralized force, and their time-honed skills of scrutiny and being the newsroom’s trusted gatekeepers are more important than ever. Above, the assignment desk at KNTV-KSTS San Francisco. (Photo by Gonzo Rojas)

Scripps, Raycom Seeking Multiplatform Fare

The new programming partnership between the two station groups is open to anything as long as it has a digital dimension. “I don’t like to box shows into a genre,” says Scripps’ Cater Lee. “What it does have to have — first and foremost — is a multiplatform strategy. Anyone who doesn’t think about programming that way is very short-sighted.”

Lee Returns To Scripps As Programming VP

Cater Lee, the broadcast group’s senior director of TV program development for the Scripps broadcast division from 2011 to 2014, is returning. Scripps SVP of Broadcasting Brian Lawlor says: “She has a tremendous instinct for what makes a successful show; has the connections to get the right people in the right spots; and has broad experience in taking a show from its early development concepts all the way to national syndication.”