CBS Corporation Assignment/Planning Editor in Miami, Florida

Assignment/Planning Editor

REF#: 27833

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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.).


CBS WFOR-TV in Miami has an opening for an Assignment/Planning Editor who can determine news assignments as supervised by the Assignment Manager; monitor law enforcement and fire frequencies on newsroom scanners for spot news; telephone law enforcement and fire-fighting agencies to determine if spot news must be assigned; prepare a detailed daybook describing what stories are being covered, who is covering them; make photographer assignments in addition to assigning and distributing live truck and live backpack assignments; gather information by telephone on news stories which are not assigned to reporters; participate in story meetings to inform on events and help determine if they need to be covered, and to what extent; develop contacts in community and cultivate them for news stories; perform other duties which may be assigned from time to time based upon events of the day.


Applicants should have minimum 5-8 years assignment desk experience. Knowledge of television news and familiarity with South Florida area are required. Experience with logistics and technical operations a plus.


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