Assignment Editor- CBS 11 DFW

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Ref#: 27803
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Fort Worth, TX, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
Description:

Responsibilities:

 

  • Aggressively pursue smart, relevant breaking news.

  • Assign and manage multiple news crews, based on individual assessment of the best use of time and resources. 

  • Monitor news scanners and social media sites from all sources including, but not limited to, law enforcement, fire agencies, courts, news websites, Twitter and Facebook.

  • Generate and develop enterprise story ideas; attend and contribute to editorial meetings.

  • Develop relationships and contacts in the community and cultivate those contacts for news stories; communicate with Public Information Officers and Public Relations contacts in order to solicit and obtain information pertaining to newsgathering, planning and follow-up of news stories.

  • Maintain ongoing data for high-profile stories and collaborate with Producers and Reporters to develop these stories. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned from time to time based upon events of the day.

Qualifications:

Qualifications:

 

  • Generally, 2-5 years of progressively complex related experience preferred

  • Knowledge of television broadcasting and familiarity with DFW area is a plus

  • Strong news judgment, organizational and planning skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Possess the ability to respond quickly, calmly and professionally to deadlines, changing circumstances and breaking news; must be able to quickly prioritize and make decisions requiring independent judgment.

  • Team player

  • Shift varies and is TBD

 

 


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