CBS Corporation Assignment Editor in West Sacramento, California

Assignment Editor

REF#: 30205

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: West Sacramento, 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.).


The Assignment Editor is responsible for managing newsroom assignments, monitoring phones, coordinating logistics, monitoring scanners and social media. You must have a passion for breaking news. The ideal candidate must have the ability to multi-task and make fast decisions. You will be responsible for dispatching crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgment. You will assist in finding stories with emphasis on our key brand points and tracking stories as they develop. You will also deal with time and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff.


Minimum two years prior television news assignment editor experience is strongly preferred. However, a significant background in print reporting or radio news will be considered. Successful applicants must have newsroom experience.


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