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Assignment Editor – CBS – Chicago, IL


Company: CBS

Address: Chicago, IL


  • Full Time

CBS

REF#: 36833

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL

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.).

DESCRIPTION:

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Overall responsibility for competitiveness of news coverage

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Work at direction of managing editor and producers to follow up on story tips and make beat checks.
  • Manage and coordinate coverage of news through efficient use of resources.
  • Ability to coordinate coverage and necessary assignments as part of the local news service (LNS).
  • Research stories and arrange interviews.
  • Answer questions from public on matters related to news programming.
  • Generate and follow-up on story leads and ideas.
  • Ability to write news stories for broadcast and website.
  • Ability to proficiently use desk top editing and other computer systems
  • Participate in station social media strategies
  • Must be willing to work hours as assigned
  • Other duties, as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented, Courteous

QUALIFICATIONS:

PREFERRED MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
  • 1 to 3 years in broadcast newsroom, desirable.

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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