CBS Corporation Planning Editor - Philadelphia Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Planning Editor - Philadelphia Market

REF#: 28803

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA


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.).


CBS3 and CW Philly, the CBS-owned and operated television stations in Philadelphia have an opening for an energetic, forward-thinking professional to serve as the stations’ Planning Editor. This newly created position will allow the news department to better support its efforts in planning short and long-term news coverage, on both the content and logistical fronts. Candidates for the Planning Editor position must demonstrate a clear understanding of the news department’s content strategy and brand, possess impeccable news judgment and display superb organizational skills. The Planning Editor will report directly to the Assignment Manager and also work side-by-side with the entire news management team.

  • Review press releases and story pitches to determine best level of coverage

  • Lead next-day story selection as well as daily planning meeting

  • Pitch and develop original story ideas

  • Arrange for credentials, parking, and all logistical elements necessary for both next-day and major event coverage

  • Work directly with Managing Editor and Assignment Manager to plan election coverage

  • Build and maintain relationships with government, education, and medical officials, PR firms, community groups, etc.

  • Ensure timely delivery of relevant information and video to all CBS-owned and affiliated stations


Three years major market television news experience. Journalism or communications degree preferred.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled