CBS Corporation Assistant News Director in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Assistant News Director

REF#: 30244

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN, 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.).


Dynamic leader to oversee, manage and drive daily content, big stories, breaking news and special projects across all platforms.

Believes in the power of emotional storytelling.

Manages, coaches and motivates a team of producers, reporters, anchors and photographer who are committed to excellence.

Prepares a balanced, accurate and ethical presentation of the news in accordance with CBS policies and instructions, industry codes and FCC rules.

Edits and approves newscast scripts including reporter packages.

Doctor of formats, offering ideas to improve news programs to promote audience growth.

Oversees rollout of new programs, technology and production techniques.

Responsible for scheduling, and meeting newsroom operational goals.

Participates in hiring decisions and oversees the evaluation and performance review process to nurture a culture of feedback.

Other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field.

  • Minimum 2 years working in news management.

  • Minimum 8 years of newsroom newsgathering and/or production experience.


  • Solid news judgment, strong writing and research skills.

  • Proven strong journalistic leadership with the ability to assign, direct and supervise news coverage.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, solve problems, prioritize stories and the viewer above all else.



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