Assistant News Director

Ref#: 37130
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA, 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’re looking for an Assistant News Director to run the day-to-day operations in one of the country’s best and brightest newsrooms.  We’re a powerhouse CBS station looking for a talented individual to carry out the day-to-day vision of good producing, in-depth coverage, good storytelling, aggressive weather & sports coverage, and then be ready to turn it all on a dime when big breaking news hits. We’re also looking for someone who is savvy in the digital space and knows how to deliver a “digital first” approach to covering news on our streaming service CBSN Pittsburgh and how it can help broadcasts. Our Assistant News Director will work directly with reporters to craft well-written and focused reports.  S/He will also work side-by-side with Executive Producers on newscasts to ensure strategic content placement and exceptional newscast production. We expect this person to be passionate about news and be wired to WIN!


Required Skills:

Manage and schedule staff that produces 60+ hours of local content a week.

Review daily newscasts and other content for quality control and provide feedback to news staff.

Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks & people, and meet deadlines.

Champion and encourage digital output on digital/streaming/social platforms.

Excellent news judgment and ability to problem-solve.

Execute a vision for the way newscasts should appear on-air and support a team of broadcast professionals in executing that vision.

Ability to stay focused in breaking news situations.

Foster an environment of good culture and inclusion.

Self-motivated team player & leader with exceptional people skills to execute the station’s overall news mission.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:


       College Degree in journalism, communications or related field required

At least 10 years of newsroom experience, some newsroom management preferred

EEO Statement:

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

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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