Assignment Editor

Ref#: 35298
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Boston, MA, 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.).

We are looking for an experienced assignment desk editor to lead the charge daily in a multi-platform newsroom. Our next leader will facilitate coverage for on-air newscasts and website/new media initiatives.

This person will research, develop, and assign news stories. In addition to being the lead assignment editor, we want someone who can step up in the absence of the assignment manager. The candidate must be able to work in a very dynamic environment and must be able to multi-task. The candidate must be able to deal with all aspects of the public, and display a high degree of sensitivity to the concerns of viewers and constituencies with different points of view.


This position requires logistical skills and an ability to schedule and deploy technical crews. The candidate must have a working knowledge of television technology and news gathering techniques. The candidate must have command of all current events topics, including local news, national news, cultural affairs, and sports. The successful candidate must thoroughly understand the web and social media.

Bachelor’s Degree Preferred and at least three years of major market TV experience. The ideal candidate will also have news management experience.



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