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CBS Corporation Assistant News Director in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Assistant News Director

REF#: 33666

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Pittsburgh, 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.).


Primary Responsibilities:

We’re looking for an Assistant News Director to run the day-to-day operations in one of the country’s best and brightest newsrooms. We’re a powerhouse CBS station looking for a talented individual to carry out the day-to-day vision of good journalism, in-depth coverage, good storytelling, aggressive weather & sports coverage, and then be ready to turn it all on a dime when big breaking news hits. We’re also looking for someone who is savvy in the digital space and knows how to deliver a "digital first" approach to covering news and how it can help broadcasts. Our Assistant News Director will work directly with reporters to craft well-written and focused reports. S/He will also work side-by-side with Executive Producers on newscasts to ensure strategic content placement. We expect this person to be passionate about news and be wired to WIN!


Required Skills:

  • Ability to multi-task , prioritize tasks & people, and meet deadlines

  • Excellent news judgment and ability to problem-solve.

  • Ability to have a vision for the way various newscasts should appear on-air and the ability to support a team of broadcast professionals in executing that vision.

  • Ability to stay focused in breaking news situations.

  • Self-motivated team player and leader with great people skills who can take direction from managers to execute the station’s overall news mission.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • College Degree in journalism, communications or related field required.

  • At least 10 years of newsroom experience, some newsroom management preferred.


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