Essential Job Functions Sets up and assigns news stories to reporters and photographers. Coordinates logistics for reporters and photographers. Coordinates live and tape feeds from live trucks and satellite sources. Maintains communication with news producers regarding developing and future stories. Assists with the generation of news story ideas by listening to police scanners and evaluating credible news tips. Researches additional content for reporter stories and story tips on a daily basis. Monitors additional news sources including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and internet. Coordinates with public and news sources by telephone and in person. Maintains story files. Establishes contacts with police and public information officials. Updates assignment files with relevant information including addresses, phone/pager numbers.