Assignment Editor (Part-Time)

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Ref#: 36931
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 news junkie with strong editorial skills.
  • Storyteller who confirms what happened and then digs into the “how” and “why” to create context and meaning out of facts.
  • Assign and manage news crews, assignments and story development across all platforms.
  • Own, file and track all data requests.
  • Assist with day-to-day story research and investigation using digital research insights to push the news cycle forward.
  • Generate story ideas and enterprise reporting.
  • Develop a pool of contacts and sources to help us break news on digital first.
  • Coordinate coverage with CBS News and network affiliates.
  • Take in live and recorded feeds from crews in the field.
  • Monitor phones, emails and vet news tips.
  • Other duties as assigned by news management.

Qualifications:
Required:
  • Strong news judgment as well as communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive under pressure, attacking deadlines and decisions calmly and swiftly
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse staff
  • Experience with databases, 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:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

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