Assignment Editor (Part-Time)

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Ref#: 33567
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Part-Time (without benefits)
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN, 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:
  • Deadline-oriented people person to facilitate the coverage of news stories and the assignment of field crews
  • Help to assign news stories to reporters and photographers on a daily basis to cover and advance local news for both broadcast and digital.
  • Assist with story research and investigation
  • Coordinate coverage through network affiliates
  • Listen to and understand scanner traffic
  • Coordinate and book satellite windows
  • Take in live and recorded feeds from crews in the field
  • Monitor news tips and grow pool of contacts and sources
  • Other duties as assigned by news management
Qualifications:
Required:
  • Strong news judgment
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to quickly prioritize and make decisions,  and good problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse staff
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows including Outlook, iNews, as well as Social Media
  • Must be available to work any shift required in a 24/7 newsroom including weekends and evenings


Preferred:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field
  • 1-3 years in a medium or large market

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