Assignment Manager

Ref#: 32509
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: San Francisco, CA, 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.).

KPIX5 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA has an opening for an Assignment Manager who can take charge and manage a competitive and aggressive group of assignment editors in the 8th largest DMA. The Assignment Manager oversees the gathering of content across all platforms by generating story ideas, communicating with field crews, and managing logistics to facilitate the news gathering process.  

Requires extensive knowledge in monitoring law enforcement and fire frequencies on newsroom scanners for spot news as well as developing sources to generate original reporting. The applicant must have experience supervising others including evaluating performance, delegating duties, and maintaining schedules.  The Assignment Manager participates in story meetings to inform participants of events being covered and ensure continuity of coverage.  The job also involves rotating weekend supervisor role and other duties which may be assigned from time to time.


Applicants should have a minimum of 5-7 years assignment desk experience and 2-4 years of news management experience. Applicants must also have knowledge of television broadcasting and familiarity with the San Francisco Bay area. Two-Four years of college experience is required, preferably with a degree in Journalism

Physical Demands:

Must be able to sit at a desk for long periods of time and operate a keyboard.

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