Senior Assignment Editor, VICE News

London (Central), London (Greater)
08 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
Job Type

Senior Assignment Editor, VICE News
Reporting to:
Bureau Chief, VICE News

VICE is the world’s preeminent youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994, VICE now operates in over 30 countries and distributes its programming to hundreds of millions of viewers across digital, linear, mobile, film and socials. VICE includes an international network of digital channels, a television and feature film production studio, a magazine, a record label, an in-house creative services agency, a book-publishing division and a new 24-hour TV channel, VICELAND, launched in in the UK and Ireland in September 2016.

The Role:
Reporting to the Bureau Chief, you will be based in the VICE News team, where you will sit across the daily news agenda with the aim of driving distinctive and original journalism. You will also have an overview of all the stories being pursued by the team and liaise closely with the planning team in New York.


  • Demonstrate strong editorial skills with the ability to outline and execute advanced coverage strategies.
  • Manage all aspects of planning including the organisation of news diaries and upcoming shoots / projects.
  • Liaise closely with planning team in New York on the deliveries from the London office
  • Manage the working schedules and editorial direction of APs and producers where appropriate.
  • To oversee the scheduling and assignment of shoots and newsgathering operations
  • To manage the bidding list of contributors and freelance crews and stringers across Europe
  • React immediately to breaking news and requests; pursues story-related materials (sound and video) in a timely manner, working with the Production Co-ordinator to deploy or gather material from external sources
  • Assist in hiring of freelancers, negotiating and enforcing rates
  • Collaborates with the entire VICE News team, on breaking news stories, sharing of information, video and sound.
  • Stay informed and up-to-date on world events.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the production of shows.
  • Manage the development of ideas with the Producers and Associate Producers
  • Represent VICE News’ interests in building professional relationships.

The ideal candidate:

  • Will have demonstrable experience as a senior producer within a news organisation or news department.
  • You will have strong experience of newsgathering and of teams operating in the field.
  • You will have a keen eye for a story and with original creative ways of telling them.


  • To undertake such other tasks including general administrative duties as may be required from time to time
  • To be an ambassador for the business at all times.

To apply please email a brief cover note and CV, with the reference “Senior Assignment Editor” in the subject line to: Please include your notice period and salary expectations in your application.

We look forward to hearing from you!

If you do not hear back from us within one month of applying then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. Thank you once again for applying and we wish you success in your future career.