CBS Corporation Assignment Editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time
JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN
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.).
Facilitates the coverage of news stories and the assignment of field crews on a daily basis.
Help to assign news stories to reporters and photographers on a daily basis to cover local news.
Listen to and understand scanner traffic
Coordinate coverage through network affiliates
Assist with story investigation
Coordinate and book satellite windows
Other duties as assigned by news management
Strong news judgment
Possess strong organizational skills
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to quickly prioritize and make decisions, and good problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse staff
Experience with Microsoft Windows including Outlook
Must be available to work weekend shifts
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field
1-3 years in a medium or large market
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled