Saving and using assignment searches

Saving assignment searches

You can save criteria and filtering options to quickly repeat searches for assignments and pitches.

To save a search:

  1. In the left rail, create search criteria and filtering options (see the illustration Assignment Desk dashboard).
  2. Toward the right of the Assignment Desk dashboard, select more_horiz > Save Search. The Save Search widget appears.
  3. In the Name field, type a name for the search.
  4. Click Save.

The Save Search widget closes, and the saved search appears in the Saved Searches list.

Exporting assignment search results

You can export search results from the Assignment Desk dashboard and share them with editors and assignees.

  • Toward the right of the Assignment Desk dashboard (see the illustration Assignment Desk dashboard), select more_horiz > Export Search.

Your browser downloads a CSV file that reflects the listing in the Assignment Desk dashboard. You can import the file into a spreadsheet application and share it through email or other apps.

Printing assignment searches

You can print the current listing in the Assignment Desk dashboard.

To print a search:

  1. In the left rail, create search criteria and filtering options (see the illustration Assignment Desk dashboard).
  2. Toward the right of the dashboard, select more_horiz > Print Search.

Your browser’s print options appear.

Modifying an assignment’s due date

You can modify an assignment’s due date directly from the dashboard.

To modify an assignment’s due date:

  1. In the Assignment Desk dashboard, search for the assignment whose date you want to modify.
  2. For the assignment, click keyboard_arrow_down (see the illustration Assignment Desk dashboard), and select a new date.

Viewing assignments and pitches associated with an item

To view assignments and pitches associated with an item:

  1. Search for and open the item in the content edit page.
  2. Toward the right of the content edit form, select more_horiz > Assignment Desk.

Brightspot lists the associated pitches and assignments.

Viewing assignments and items associated with a pitch

To view assignments and items associated with a pitch:

  1. In the Assignment Desk dashboard, search and filter for the required pitch (see the illustration Assignment Desk dashboard).

  2. Under Assignments, sort and filter the associated assignments.

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  3. Under Content, sort and filter the associated items.

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    Items associated with a pitch or assignment

Viewing items associated with an assignment

To view items associated with an assignment:

  1. In the Assignment Desk dashboard, search and filter for the required assignment (see the illustration Assignment Desk dashboard).
  2. Under Content, sort and filter the associated items (see the illustration Items associated with a pitch or assignment).