About Us

In a newsroom, the Assignment Editor is the person whose job it is to know everything. The news operation revolves around this person.


AssignmentEditor.com was created in July of 1999, with $100 dollars worth of software on the home computer of Founder Jim Lichtenstein.

As Managing Editor at CBS/WBBM-TV in Chicago, Jim wanted a resource that reporters, writers, producers and assignment editors could use to find stories and do research on the Internet. That resource didn’t exist, so he decided to build it himself. AssignmentEditor.com was born.

Quickly, newsrooms around the country began using the site as their home page. The news media then began telling their viewers, readers and listeners about AssignmentEditor.com.

Now under new ownership, the site is used worldwide to navigate millions of destinations on the Internet each month. Our main users are the news decision makers of the world who decide what hundreds of millions of people see and read each day.