Desk Editor - CBS News.com (Contract)

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Ref#: 29622
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online. 

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Description:
Role Details:
  • Create, prioritize and coordinate news coverage in a fast‐paced environment for CBSN digital streaming channel
  • Full time, freelance

Your Day-to-Day: 
  • Continually and effectively monitor social media and news wire services to find and identify breaking news and key news developments
  • Manage time‐pressured logistical and editorial tasks to facilitate deployment of news through digital platforms, work with correspondents, field producers ,bookers, cbs news bureaus, affiliates and desks to coordinate live shots
  • Write and distribute a daily division‐wide communication outlining key events and happenings to facilitate efficient live coverage; help plan coverage for future events
  • Work with senior producers to make editorial coverage decisions for CBSN shows and manage the execution of coverage with bureau chiefs, field producers and reporters
  • Work alongside booking team, field producers and CBS Special Events to strategically identify and secure strong witnesses and experts during breaking news; clear crucial social media elements
Qualifications:
What you bring to the team:
You have – 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience at a larger market local, cable division, or network newsroom.  
  • Minimum 2 years working as an assignment desk editor
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating coverage for live television
  • Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network

You might also have – 
  • ENPS/iNEWS familiarity 
  • Familiarity with remote productions, transmission pools

All candidates must successfully complete a background check prior to starting employment at CBS Interactive. CBS Interactive is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. CBS Interactive complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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