Creating an assignment

Editors perform this task.

An assignment is a request for items associated with a pitch. Assignments often have a specific editor, assignee, due date, and detailed instructions.

To create an assignment:

  1. From the Navigation Menu, select Assignment Desk. The Assignment Desk’s dashboard appears. (You can also start an assignment by following the procedure in Creating any type of content.)

  2. In the dashboard, click New Assignment (see the illustration Assignment Desk dashboard). A content edit page appears.

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  3. Under Main, set the following fields:

    • Title Subject of the content to be provided.
    • Due Date Due date for the assignment. The date will be tracked by the Editorial Calendar.
    • Urgent Turn on if the pitch requires immediate attention.
    • Assignment Type and Description For the specified type, provide a detailed description.
    • Pitch Click the selection field, and selecting an existing pitch, or click search to create a new pitch from the content picker.
    • Related To Click the selection field, and select a supporting item that might assist the assignee, or click search to create a new item from the content picker.
    • Attachment(s) Click add_circle_outline to add one or more attachments that support this assignment.
  4. Optional Under Event Information, select or create a One-Off Event or a Shared Event associated with the assignment.

    • For a One-Off Event, set the fields in the Event form.

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      Creating a one-off event

    • For a Shared Event, click the selection field, and choose an existing event.

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      Selecting an event

      Alternatively, click search to create a new event from the content picker.

  5. Under Teams, select or create team members associated with this assignment. Brightspot sends notifications to the team members as the assignment progresses. The team members can be Brightspot users or external team members.

  6. In the Assignment widget, set the following fields:

    • Status Select New.
    • Editor Click the selection field to select an existing editor or team member to oversee fulfillment, or click search to create a new editor from the content picker.
    • Assignee Click the selection field to specify an existing editor or team member to perform the assignment, or click search to create a new editor from the content picker.
  7. Click Save.

Brightspot creates the assignment, and sends notifications to all associated editors and assignees.

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