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CBS Corporation ASSIGNMENT DESK EDITOR - TV in San Francisco, California


REF#: 33745

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA


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.).


Monitors breaking news while reading wires, taking phone calls, and coordinating crews and reporters. Must be able to gather, filter, and present urgent local and national news stories. Excellent communication and team building skills required. Strong editorial judgment under extreme deadline pressure. Develop potential story and community contacts with Bay Area newsmakers. Coordinate field crews, Chopper 5, ENG trucks and SNG truck. Track reporter’s story progress and assist reporters with story set up. Effectively monitor police, fire and other emergency frequencies on newsroom scanners. Make regular checks of local agencies for potential spot news stories.


A minimum of two to three years’ experience as an Assignment Editor in a major market. A college degree in Journalism or Communications or related field required. Exceptional organizational skills, ability to reason and make informed decisions under deadline pressure. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Must have the ability to operate a desktop computer and the ability to use the I-News computer system and other computer systems as assigned. Knowledge of Bay Area required. Must be available to work nights and weekends.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to operate keyboard with accuracy and speed, and have a valid driver's license in order to work at breaking news locations if needed. Must be able to sit for long periods of time. Work environment is fast paced, and includes noise from scanners, two-way radios and televisions.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled