Desk Assistant (freelance)

Ref#: 32195
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.).
To assist assignment editors, reporters and producers in daily news coverage.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Work at the direction of assignment editor to follow up on story tips and make beat checks.
  • Answer questions from the public on matters related to news gathering.
  • Conduct interviews as needed.
  • Organize printed scripts for production staff and talent.
  • Run assignment desk as needed.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field.  Prior experience working in a Newsroom on an Assignment Desk as an assignment editor is a HUGE plus.  Prior internship in broadcast newsroom desired.  Individual should be results-oriented, dependable, detail-oriented and courteous.  Ability and flexibility to work odd hours, weekends and holidays required.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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