Creating an assignment
An assignment is a request for assets associated with a pitch. Assignments often have a specific editor, assignee, due date, and detailed instructions.
To create an assignment:
- Do one of the following:
- In the header, click > Assignment.
- Open the required pitch, and under Assignments, click Assignment.
- Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
- Click Save.
|Title||Enter a title. Editors see the assignment's title in various widgets, such as search results.|
|Due Date||Select a date by which the assignment must be completed. The date will be tracked by the Editorial Calendar.|
|Urgent||Toggle on to mark this assignment as urgent. When doing searches on assignments, editors filter for those that are urgent.|
|Assignment Type||Select the content type associated with this assignment.|
|Description||Enter a description. Editors see the assignment's description in various widgets, such as search results.|
Select the pitch associated with this assignment.
For details about creating a pitch, see Creating a pitch.
|Related To||Select an existing asset associated with this assignment. That asset may provide prompts to the team working on this assignment.|
|Attachments||Upload or provide URLs of files that provide background to the team working on this assignment.|
Select an event associated with this assignment, or create a new one.
For details about creating an event, see Creating an event.
|Additional Team Members||
Select existing editors or external team members. Brightspot sends notifications to the team members as the assignment progresses.
For additional information, see Creating a user, Creating external team members, and Assignment Desk notifications.
|Assignment (widget in right rail)|
|Status||Set to New.|
|Editor||Select an existing editor or team member to oversee fulfillment of the assignment, or click to create a new editor from the content picker.|
|Assignee||Select an existing editor or team member to perform the assignment, or click to create a new editor from the content picker.|
Creating a pitch
Creating an event