Assignment Editor

Ref#: 33966
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, 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.).
WCBS-TV / WLNY-TV currently has an opening for an Assignment Editor.  

Responsibilities include:
  • Helping to generate, research and assign news stories to reporters, photographers and editors on a daily basis to ensure timely and consistent coverage of local news.
  • Make outgoing phone calls to set up news stories and gather accurate information from multiple agencies for broadcast and online use.
  • Monitoring scanners and emergency services agencies.
  • Taking incoming calls and determining news worthiness.
  • Taking direction from assignment manager and upper news management.
  • Assigning editing duties and rolling feed tape numerous times each day.
  • Maintaining regular and predictable attendance.

Bachelor's or technical degree in broadcast journalism or related field.  
3-5 years of experience preferred with a minimum of 1 year as an Assignment Editor at a medium/large market television station.
Experience with Avid iNews computer system preferred.
Ability to work on multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively and professionally with newsroom personnel and the public. 
Must be able and willing to work overnights and/or weekend shifts.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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