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CBS Corporation Assignment Editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Assignment Editor

REF#: 34966

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

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:

  • Deadline-oriented news junkie with strong editorial skills.

  • Storyteller who confirms what happened and then digs into the "how" and "why" to create context and meaning out of facts.

  • Assign and manage news crews, assignments and story development across all platforms.

  • Own, file and track all data requests.

  • Assist with day-to-day story research and investigation using digital research insights to push the news cycle forward.

  • Generate story ideas and enterprise reporting.

  • Develop a pool of contacts and sources to help us break news on digital first.

  • Coordinate coverage with CBS News and network affiliates.

  • Take in live and recorded feeds from crews in the field.

  • Monitor phones, emails and vet news tips.

  • Other duties as assigned by news management

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Strong news judgment as well as communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to thrive under pressure, attacking deadlines and decisions calmly and swiftly.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse staff

  • Experience with databases, Microsoft Windows including Outlook, iNews, as well as Social Media

  • Must be available to work any shift required in a 24/7 newsroom including weekends and evenings

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field

  • 1-3 years in a medium or large market

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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