CBS Corporation Assignment Editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-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.).
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
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
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