Overnight Assignment Desk Editor

Ref#: 31053
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
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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Brand Overview:
CBSN is a dynamic, 24/7 streaming news network. It is available live and on demand via the free CBS News app, on OTT, desktop and mobile. CBSN is always on and represents the future of news.

Role Details:
Create, prioritize and coordinate news coverage in a fastpaced environment for CBSN digital streaming channel.

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 timepressured 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 divisionwide 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

      Available to work overnight shifts 

      Run teleprompter, print scripts and conduct research for anchors

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

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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